Just One Look: Pairing / Passing
two decks / two games
By Lyall F. Harris
Charlottesville, Virginia: Lyall F. Harris, 2016. Edition of 20.
3.5 x 4.5 x 1.5" ; 62 double sided cards. Divided into two card sets of 31. Digitally printed. Enclosed in wrap and slip case with title on front. Signed and numbered by the artist.
"Just One Look: Pairing / Passing" contains two decks of cards to play two games giving the participants opportunities to confront issues of identity through race, gender, religion, and culture.
Pairing instructions: "30 cards. front: b&w images. back: Roman numerals. 1 to multiple players. Players take turns to complete individual rounds. Using the whole deck and without sharing results, the first player creates image pairs for all cards (15 pairs) and notes the pairings on a piece of paper by writing the identifying Roman numerals that make up each pair. Subsequent players: repeat. Compare results. Single players: replay to create new pairings."
Passing instructions:"30 cards. front: skin tones. back: Arabic numerals. 1 to multiple players. Players decide on a 'passing' stack or stacks. What is 'passing'? Passing for black? White? Latino? Asian? Middle Eastern? African? Etc.
"Deal hands face-down using all cards. Players take turns placing one card at a time on the mutually designated stack(s). On a piece of paper, completed stacks are noted by listing the Arabic numerals that make up each stack. Shuffle and play again."