DISSOLUTION OF ALYTUS PSYCHIC STRIKE BIENNIAL INTO ANTIMATTER OF BIENNIALIZATION #7:
WE WILL BE AT 3 SIDED FOOTBALL WORLD [C]UP IN KASSEL, AUGUST 18-20, 2017

ATTACK WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE!           FIND AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF REPRODUCTIVE, PRODUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE WORKERS WHO ARE NOT IN UNIONS OR COUNCILS!            
ALL (IN)ORGANIC COMRADES UNITE!          GAME THE SYSTEM!

Alytus Biennial Reversion into Abolition of Culture And Distribution of its Aberrant Bacillus Right Abroad – Committee (ABRACADABRA-C)

ÐعM提п (in place of DAMTP - the Daða Miners and Travailleuse Psychique workers union) to disrupt the creation of cultural capital through regional and a national language
From 18th To 20th of August 2017 the sports club Dynamo Windrad will host the second World Cup in Threesided Football at the Hessenkampfbahn in Kassel. In May 2014 we (Dynamo) participated in the first World Cup in Silkeborg/Denmark. When the question arose where the next World Cup in three years could be held we quickly volunteered to host it, since it is connected to the art exhibition documenta that takes place in Kassel every five years.

Background

The Danish artist Asger Jorn who was cofounder of the Situationist International and participated in Dokumenta II and III in Kassel invented threesided football in the early 60ies as an allegory for his theory of the trialectic. In a nutshell his theory can be understood as a further development of Marx dialectic. With his theory of the trialectic Jorn developed a theoretical approach that wanted to transcend and overcome dichotomous perceptions of the world and of simple polarities between friend and foe.

However it was only in 1994 that the threesided football was actually tried out in practice for the first time (in Glasgow). Since then individual games and whole tournaments took place around the globe. In London there is even a small league for threesided football.

The first threesided game Dynamo ever participated in was in 2013 at the Biennale in Istanbul. It was part of the supporting programme and apart from Dynamo teams from Istanbul and London participated. On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Asger Jorn, the Museum Asger Jorn in his birthtown Silkeborg hosted the first World Cup in 2014 along with a symposium on Jorn’s work, his theory of the trialectic and of course threesided football.          

What is threesided football?

It is an extension of regular football. It is played with three teams, three goals and one ball on a differently shaped play ground. Crucial elements of the game are cooperation and bluffing that broaden the possibilities of what football can and could be. The dualism of two opposing teams is being transcended due to the fact that during the game it is constantly changing who is friend and who is foe. In every move the players anew have to decide with whom they want to cooperate and against which team they are aiming to score. In the end not the team with the most scored goals wins but the one that has conceded the least.

The tricky part about the cooperation with players from an opposing team is that it can be ended or reversed at any time. An experience not only new and foreign to football players. For more details, rules and reports please visit the following link: http://d3fc.wordpress.com/

Or ask us for further information and reports.

Our sports club and why we do stuff like that

Dynamo Windrad has over a thousand members and is one of the biggest sports clubs in Kassel. From the beginning in 1982 our mission has always been to be a club that is culturally active and involved in civil society issues beyond the scope of sports. We have always been open for arts and culture and have integrated these areas in our projects and sports events. We have initiated exhibitions on comic art (from which later on the galeria Caricatura in Kassel and the museum Caricatura in Frankfurt developed) and in 2014 on the history of worker’s sports in Germany and Kassel up to 1933. During the documenta X a football game between a documenta team (with some prominents) and Dynamo was organized and the curator of documenta X, Catherine David, performed the kick-off (her interest in football however did not persist).

Beyond our regular sports activities we currently offer some projects for refugees and we do some social work in one of the poorer neighbourhoods of Kassel.

In the summer of 2014 we integrated threesided football into our traditional tournament, the „BolzWM“ (a 10 day event for football and culture that we orgnaize every 4 years parallel to the FIFA world cup with over a thousand participants). We played parts of the tournament as threesided football because we are convinced that the threesided idea correlates perfectly with our understanding of football culture:

A critique of competitive performance, an alternative to the constrictions of traditional and conservative roof organisations, the attempt to bring football and politics together, in a nutshell: the strive for sociopolitical change.

Concrete Planning

Dynamo Windrad will host the threesided World Cup 2017 from 18th to 20th of August at the Hessenkampfbahn in Kassel. In planning is a public talk on threesided football and Asger Jorn and his concept of the trialectic on Friday afternoon before the actual tournament is starting. We want to present our motivation why we are hosting this threesided event to a broader public. Our aim is to present an alternative to the corrupt world of sports‘ roof organisations, to bring together people of different backgrounds in times of rising right wing populism in the whole of Europe and to question the dichotomous polarities of North-South, East-West and poor-rich.

We have already invited teams from Britain, Poland, France, Lithuania, Italy and Turkey to whom we have beeen in contact and who share our views of a sociopolitical understanding of football and/or who have already played threesided football. And of course we will have at least one team of refugees joing the event. Beyond that we are trying to organize teams from additional countries (e.g. Greece since the next documenta will also partly take place in Athens and therewith the connection is self-evident). Depending on the overall number of teams the tournament will take place only on Saturday or extended to Sunday.

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