"Service/Aufschlag" reinterprets the sport of tennis by comparing the movement of tennis players hitting a ball with the movement of protestors throwing a Molotov cocktail. While acknowledging the aristocratic origins of tennis, this comparison of movements aims to distance the racket sport from its upper-class context, by juxtaposing it with social extremism, to suggest that perhaps timing and position have become outmoded, displaced by labour that produces energy and energy which in turn produces a reaction. Or alternately, that the cost of bourgeois welfare is inversely proportional to the nonconformity of an exploited class.The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return or until the ball breaks and releases the cocoa. Three nets are stretched across the court, dividing it into three equal ends. The publication is a selection of pictures of players hitting a service and people throwing Molotov cocktails. This performative installation was showed in Oskar Kokoschka Square in Vienn and at 5020 gallery, SalzburgTEXT: SPA / ENG/ GER


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