Puller's Casino (2008)

Puller’s Casino focuses on the phenomenon of language as a structure of conception of personal and collective values. With the game, which is due to Huizinga the basis of each and every culture, Puller’s Casino forces the deliberate use of language. Words sentences and constructed conceptions of values instead of figures and colours.

Susanne Blaimschein, Curator

The visitors of "Puller's Casino" can try their luck with Günter Puller's word system. In three games (Safety 2, Hot Honey and Gamma Summer) altogether 81 sentences can be formed with 3 words each. Every guest gets a number of chips at the entrance. The players can combine these words, according to stroke of luck, to reasonable results in the respective game. The sentences which are profitable are determined in this case by the players themselves before the game.

A small choice of the possible sentences: ● Love destroys the void of existence ● ...

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Puller’s Casino focuses on the phenomenon of language as a structure of conception of personal and collective values. With the game, which is due to Huizinga the basis of each and every culture, Puller’s Casino forces the deliberate use of language. Words sentences and constructed conceptions of values instead of figures and colours.

Susanne Blaimschein, Curator

The visitors of "Puller's Casino" can try their luck with Günter Puller's word system. In three games (Safety 2, Hot Honey and Gamma Summer) altogether 81 sentences can be formed with 3 words each. Every guest gets a number of chips at the entrance. The players can combine these words, according to stroke of luck, to reasonable results in the respective game. The sentences which are profitable are determined in this case by the players themselves before the game.

A small choice of the possible sentences: ● Love destroys the void of existence ● Suspicion enhances existence ● Money forms the future ● Poverty builds art ● Doubt builds values etc.. The institution Casino is brought in, around in corresponding atmosphere, to create puns with usual and socially defined values, or to design sentences that do not correspond to the usual values by chance. It's debatable whether that what is possible in the language also in the reality is redeemed. When the language game serves as a comparative scale of what really happens in the language social practice, we only can escape the injustice or emptiness of dogmatic assertions. (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Examinations). In consideration of the social responsibility under a clear systematic orientation an atmosphere of confidence and seriousness is created in which tension, meeting and chance similarly suffuse the room. We wish you a lot of luck, with the beautiful games of the life - only in Pullers Casino!

Andreas Huber / Andreas Huber Gallery

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