Manuela Johanna Covini

From game to spectacle
(The speculation in the spectacle)
...make a perfect circle


The game had probably always had social and political dimensions

Games unfold in radically different ways, questioning how prevailing forms of activity (as work) are to be evaluated in terms of their efficiency and ability in relation to life itself.

A game is based on a mechanism, a method. And is based on formal and conceptual agreements between the players. But a game is also based on the risk of entering a path, far out in places that are actually impossible to navigate.

Unlearn the logic - experience the world beyond rules, formulas, numbers and codes - navigate the unknown

Some thoughts on the term "territory"

When does a territory turn into a playing field?

A short interruption:
The slaveholder camouflaged his dependence, his parasitism, by various ideological strategies. Paradoxically, he defined the slave as dependent.
Der Sklavenhalter tarnte seine Abhängigkeit, sein Parasitentum, durch verschiedene ideologische Strategien. Paradoxerweise definierte er den Sklaven als abhängig.

Google offers this definition of the term playground: an area designed for children to play in outside, especially at a school or in a park. As if only children were playing...
Playgrounds symbolize childhood and a yearning for freedom to explore, learn and understand the world around you. Cambridge Dictionary expands the term: A playground is a place where a particular group of people enjoy themselves.

That is really sweet.

Game and community (many Homo Ludens): Casual socialbility

An example: Football generates forms of so-called "post-traditional communalisation" and "casual socialbility". Self-attribution and belonging to such forms of community is no longer based on common ancestry or origin as in traditional forms, but rather on shared interests, concerns and values.