Fellman Park, Lahti, August 2012.

Size, about 25 m x 17 m.

The Core, from a medieval (Danish) castle blueprint

THE CIRCLE has been known since before the beginning of recorded history.
The playing field is divided into eight areas, with a goal on each side (8 goals altogether).


Lathi is famous for sport events, so what would be more suitable for the marketplace in Lathi, than a new game, based on the oldest game in the world.

My proposal for TORI - Oon kaupungissa 2012, is the public art project Kick and Rush.

The project includes a game installation in the marketplace (or in an other public space in Lathi)
-an asphalt version for everyday use
-a green version
-performances (arranged on special days)
-spontaneous competitions (by passersby)

THE CORE (from an medieval blueprint).
The playing field is divided into two areas, with 1 goal on each side.


Everybody can play football, and the main motivation is scoring goals by moving a found item to an opposing team's end of the field into a goal area - or not.

The goal can be defended by the opposing team - or not.

Players have to move the ball, or what ever item can be found at the marketplace, by kicking, carrying, or hand-passing the selected item. Players must use only their body to move the item - or not.

The defined area in which to play the game has three different forms. The playing fields resembles a traditional soccer playing field, but are more like an alien form for opening up spontaneous competitions and plays.

THE TRIANGLE (from an ancient blueprint).
The playing field is divided into two areas, with 3 goals on each side.


The asphalt version is painted with white paint directly on the ground. After some time it will fade away. The size is depending on the area, but it should not be less than 50 metre x 70 metre.

There will be a game arranged on the opening day, the 17th of August 2012..

There are a number of references to traditional, ancient, or prehistoric ball games, played in many different parts of the world. However, the main sources of modern football codes appear to lie in western Europe, especially England. The early forms of football played in England, sometimes referred to as “mob football” and would be played between neighbouring towns and villages, involving an unlimited number of players, struggling to move an item, such as inflated animal’s bladder to particular geographical points. These games were usually very violent.