Public Space as a Political Forum

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3 sided football workshop, at the 1st Intergalactic Conference of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts, Public Netbase, Vienna, Austria, Summer Solstice, 1997

Essentially we share the broad cultural ideas of the 13th Istanbul Biennial and see three-sided football as an artistic form, a ‘spectacle’ and a chance to demonstrate that different views, ideas and approaches can be expressed freely and spontaneously in ways that promote dialogue and cooperation rather than conflict and division. Therefore, along with the three teams participating into the match,  we see it as offering a positive contribution to the recent protests in Turkey, at the same time sharing the broad ideals of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, and an innovative way to portray artistic freedom and dissent.

Further more the three sided football match in Istanbul will focus on the theme of public space as a political forum following the protests of the last months in Turkey.

Philosophy Football FC, Dynamo Windrad, Gazozcular and InEnArt will launch the Three Sided Football Federation at this tournament as well.

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