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“To Call a Horse a Deer” is an experimental video game about language, hand-eye coordination, truth-bending and acts of complicity.
Ip Yuk-Yiu, Author
The Chinese idiom “point to a door and call it a horse” refers to purposely misrepresenting the truth and/or distorting facts for ulterior motives. The idiom originates from a tale in the Chinese classical text Shiji (The Records of Grand Historians) in which an ambitious Qin politician tries to identify adversaries and silence dissent by colluding others to confuse a deer with a horse. “To Call a Horse a Deer” is a game by IP Yuk-Yiu that reflects and critiques how systematic truth-bending has become a tool in modern day political practice.