Performance participative footballistique
- Veronika Tzekova
- Création 2012
The shape of the FOOOOTBALLLL pitch is achieved from the basis of the original football field to which perpendicularly is added a second identical one. The ball remains one, the new configuration of the game results in the number of teams being doubled and there are now four goal lines instead of two. The possibilities to score are tripled as are the number of opponents. The level of difficulty is increased but so are the opportunities. The original rules of the game remain, but new strategies can be applied. The game is played by four teams of local participants, composing four groups of inhabitants. The participants and viewers are strongly encouraged to perceive the game beyond the original and see it as metaphor for life... The originality of the design, the mixture of familiar and strange in the setup of the game creates new physical, mental and social challenges for the participants and viewers. FOOOOTBALLLL can be also a tool to bring together and establish relationship between groups genuinely divided for any reason: physically, politically, philosophically, socially, etc.
- Veronika Tzekova is a creative practitioner born in 1973, Vratza (Bulgaria), lives and works in Grazwith and in public spaces, employs primarily intervention and appropriation, and focuses on rethinking and transforming objects, situations and systems. Since 2013 Veronika is also working on CDoupbles, a project dealing with visual construction and perception of text. Graduated as MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Dutch Art Institute, Enschede in 2001. In 2004/2005 took part in Transnational Spaces, a postgraduate program by Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau, Germany. Veronika’s projects and art works were exhibited among others in Neue Galerie Graz, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Wien; Mac/Val - Musee d‘art Contemporain du Val de Marne; Casino Luxembourg; Institute for Contemporary Art, Sofia; Archaeological Museum, Poznan; Hilger BROTKunsthalle, Wien...