Marxist Football: You Cannot Be Theory-ous?


Wednesday, 23 October 2019


12.00 - 13.30


Main Library, Lawn


Free, no booking required

Come and take part in a game of three-sided football and experience the illicit thrill of running around slightly out of breath within a conceptual sports framework.

Three-sided football was devised by the Danish artist and philosopher Asger Jorn. Jorn was a member of the Situationist International, an organisation of political theorists, intellectuals and avant-garde artists who, disillusioned by advanced capitalism, sought the liberation of everyday life.

Jorn created the idea of three-sided football to explain his refinement of the Marxist dialectic (resulting in his notion of ‘triolectics’). Three-sided football is played on a hexagonal pitch with three teams instead of the usual two, the winning team is that which concedes the least number of goals.

Presented by General Public and the School of Education