Chapter 05

CHAPTER 05 / HOMO LUDENS
In 1938 the Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga published his theorie about the Homo Ludens. It discusses the importance of the element of play of culture and society. Without playing no great culture would be generated. The Latin word ludens is the present active participle of the verb ludere, which itself is cognate with the noun ludus. Ludus has no direct equivalent in English, as it simultaneously refers to sport, play, school, and practic.  Next to Homo Sapiens, the thinking man, comes Homo Ludens, the playing man. This playing aspect brings  brings back memories of freedom. Freedom to move, to try and to wander.

These artworks are playful and bursting with color. A tribute to having fun and taking things not too serious.