Author: Tine Melzer
Size: 9 x 6 cm
Set of 56 cards
The Game is a language-game as a card game. Both sides of the cards look like the backs of regular cards, so the value of the cards and the hierarchy in the game remains equivocal. We make up the rules of this game as we go along, which is iconic for what happens during a dialogue: both sides interact, trade words and intentions. Systems and rules are essential in the interpretation of meaning in context.
The object is an enigma, the card excludes the players from the hierarchy of the game. The players can play The Game when shifting their attention towards the non-verbal codes of communication and we ‘make the rules as we go along’ (Wittgenstein).