Kriegsspiel, Istanbul Trilogie Teil II (2016/17)

SINOPALE 6 – Sinop am Schwarzen Meer – verschiedene Orte in der Stadt –
Projektbeginn: 1. August 2017 – Vernissage der Ausstellung: 19. August 2017 – Finissage: 17. September 2017
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This project is a game that I developed in June 2016 for the Art Biennial Sinopale 6 in Sinop,Turkey. The aim of the game is to play with several people in several places of the city during the Biennial.
This is a strategy game with own handcrafted pieces inspired by the research of the French essayist Guy Debord (1931-1994) in 1965, but not published for many years. Debord described himself as a filmmaker, but he is known as the founder and one of the most important members of the Situationist International, a small band of avant-garde artists and revolutionaries.

see pictures from the performance
  The game uses a mapboard containing 500 squares (25 x 20) divided in two by a border line. Each territory has 2 arsenal squares, 3 fortress squares, and 9 mountain squares (blocking movement, shooting and communication lines). Setup of units (infantry, cavalry, artillery, horse artillery) is free and secret. At his turn, each player may move up to 5 units and/or attack. Aim of the game is to completely destroy the enemy or conquer his 2 arsenals. No dice: combats are resolved taking into account the attack/defense ratios of the opponents (unit retreats from -1, and is destroyed from -2) Communication lines are critical.


Handmade Game pieces
77cm. x 95cm.
36 wood game pieces 

As the first of our events today, Youssef Tabti played with Sinopeans his "GAME" project that he developed for Sinop within Sinopale 6, 6th International Sinop Biennial at Hal, Sinop Meeting Point.