February 1st, 2016

Philosophical football


Some old sketches I found over the weekend. These were drawn during a night-session of Philosophical Football at the Altes Finanzamt art-space in Berlin some years ago.

The "Philosophical Football" nights used to take place every 2 or 3 months and would last for a couple of hours. The main room at Altes Finanzamt would be fully packed with a crowd from all the corners of the world.


The concept, I believe, was inspired by a Monty Python sketch and involved a rhetoric dialogue between 2 or more players who, under football rules, would have to score "goals" with indisputable arguments. Each match would consist of two halves of 15 minutes with up to 4 participants. The sessions used to be followed by a full-house of spectators who would support or disapprove most of the argumentation.

Philosophical Football
A goal by Sördal: "Islands are a vacuum of thought"
Philosophical Football
A goal by Jochen:"Social security is also an I"

My role would be to sit by a small table in the corner and under dim light, draw the highlights of each match. At the end of each session, the drawings would be revealed to everyone.





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