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KRIEGSPIEL

Damir Bartol Indoš & Tanja Vrvilo

Ludimus effigiem belli. What we play is an effigy of war made upon graphic record of 55 positions
in the kriegspiel by Guy Debord & Alice Becker-Ho.

Players: Damir Bartol Indoš, Tanja Vrvilo, Helge Hinteregger, Ivan Marušić-Klif
Throutmusic: Helge Hinteregg
Surveillance images: Ivan Marušić-Klif
Schachtophonia: Damir Bartol Indoš
Light: Damir Kruhak
Prospect of the game: Dario Dević
Photo: Ratko Mavar
The first game: Music Biennale Zagreb, April 12, 2011

This game portrays all the factors at work in real war, and more generally, the dialectics of all conflicts. Kriegspiel proceeds under a kind of solstice where climate never takes a hand and night never falls before conflict is concluded. The territory the greater part of whose schachtophone is perpendicular to the light is called the North, the territory the greater part of whose schachtophone is horizontal to the light is called the South. Each side knows what the other side is doing. Flanking movements expose one's one opposite flank: the flanker will be flanked. Howls for Sade over a blank screen are coming from farther away: IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE ET CONSUMIMUR IGNI - we enter the circle at night and are consumed by fire.

Izvori / Sources:

Alice Becker-Ho & Guy Debord A Game of War; Guy Debord's film In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni; Guy Debord Sick Planet, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, Panegyric; Gilles Delleuze & Felix Guattary A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia; Magha The Shishupala Vadha, The Cramps & The Novas The Crusher.

Opening

The preliminary phase involved a series of engagements in which, from our side, a strong advance force made up of four generals and the units under their command, met an enemy force of 13,000 bayonets.

In the subsequent phase a fiercely disputed pitched battle developed, in which our entire army advanced, with 290 canons and a heavy cavalry of 18,000 sabres; the confronting enemy alignment comprised no less than 3,600 infantry lieutenants, 40 captains of hussars and 24 of cuirassiers.

Following alternate advances and retreats on both sides, the battle can finally be seen as inconclusive.
Our losses, somewhat lower than the average figure normally expected in combat of similar duration and intensity, were appreciably superior to those of the Greeks at Marathon, but remained inferior to those of the Prussians at Jena.
Deployment!

North proposes to attack
North reinforces the detachment
North detaches a right wing                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
North proposes to attack
North detaches a right wing                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Toward its left wing

South is crossing the frontier
South detaches a left wing
South continues towards the North
South detaches a left wing
South continues towards the northwest                                                          
Controls the territory

In girum

in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
warewarewa yoruni urotsui arukou soshite subetega hide yaki tsukusarenkotoo

nocte et consumimur igni nocte et nocte et
yoruni soshite yoruni soshite subetega hide yaki tsukusarenkotoo

in girum in girum
urotsui arukou urotsui arukou

imus nocte et imus nocte et
warewarewa yoruni warewarewa yoruni
warewarewa yoruni warewarewa yoruni
imus nocte et imus nocte et

urotsui arukou urotsui arukou
in girum in girum

yoruni soshite yoruni soshite subetega hide yaki tsukusarenkotoo
nocte et consumimur igni nocte et nocte et
warewarewa yoruni urotsui arukou soshite subetega hide yaki tsukusarenkotoo
in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni

Manoeuvring

North proceeds with its lateral movement                                                             
Destroyes the enemy unit
Beyond the mountain
Left wing approaches
Operates offensively
Brings up all the isolated units
Continues regrouping
Intends to spread out in the east
Communications units
The same operations
The same operations
The same operations
The same operations continue
The same operations
The same operations continue
Take the route

South within range of the North
Manoeuvring with an eye on the enemy
Forming its right wing
Into a defensive hook
Five fighting units west
In parallel to the frontier
For the first time west of the mountain
South is moving north
Assembles shock troops
Sets withdrawing
Continues its retreat
The same movement is continued
Sets withdrawing
The same operations continue
Perhaps this is feint

En giro

en giro torte sol ciclos et rotor igne
rasahava  sakarananarakasakayasadadasayaka   vahasaranadavadadavadana            

ciclos et rotor igne ciclos et ciclos et
kayasadadasayaka vahasaranadavadadavadana kayasadadasayaka kayasadadasayaka

en giro en giro 
rasahava rasahava

sol ciclos et sol ciclos et
narakasa kayasadadasayaka narakasa kayasadadasayaka
narakasa kayasadadasayaka narakasa kayasadadasayaka
sol ciclos et sol ciclos et

rasahava rasahava
en giro en giro

kayasadadasayaka vahasaranadavadadavadana kayasadadasayaka kayasadadasayaka
ciclos et rotor igne ciclos et ciclos et

rasahava sakarananarakasakayasadadasayaka vahasaranadavadadavadana            
en giro torte sol ciclos et rotor igne


Battle

North attack from three sides
The gap is being closed
North moves west under cover
A lull in the battle
North intends to attack frontally
Passing through the gaps

The fall!
South begins retreating
South risks a sortie
South's right wing returns
South mounts a counter-attack
South consolidates its left wing
Position 45

Exploatation

North pursues South
Position 51 52
As one body, North's army
Position 53 54
The same operations continue
North resumes its offensive

South harries the enemy
Position 51 52
South maintains its position
Position 53 54
The same operations continue
South breaks off combat

Schachtspiel

Schacht!
Two point nine becquerels
Two point nine billion becquerels
3 millisieverts 250 millisieverts
Two point nine becquerels
Two point nine billion becquerels
One per cent within the walls

Schacht 2 4 1 3
Schacht 3 1 4 2
10 million times more
Schacht 2 4 1 3
Schacht 3 1 4 2
One per cent within the walls

Curie becquerel röntgen
Spectacle juggles with measures
Rad alias centigrays
Rems millirads sieverts
It can keep the name
For the thing secretly changed
It can change the name
When the thing has been secretly maintained
When Sellafield
Was called Windscale

Schacht 2 4 1 3
Schacht 3 1 4 2
Schacht 2 4 1 3
Schacht 3 1 4 2

One per cent within the walls

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