Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]  2017/2012/2011

Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]

Ringgalerie, Salzburger Kunstverein, 2017

Installation view, 24 semi transparent banner, ht 147 cm, w 130 cm

Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]

Ringgalerie, Salzburger Kunstverein, 2017

Installation view, 24 semi transparent banner, ht 147 cm, w 130 cm

Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]

C-prints, 2012

38 C-prints, H 40 × W 30 cm​

Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]

Installation view, Tanas, Berlin, 2011

Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]
Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]
Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]
Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game]

Played by Pakize Aladağ



Beş Taş Oyunu [Five Stones Game] is a dexterity game that probably originated in Central Asia and is said to be at least 2000 years old. We were taught this catching game by our mother who still plays it with considerable skill, as is illustrated in this images. Each player collects five small stones. These are spread out on the ground or arranged in a particular figure. While one stone is thrown into the air, a determined number of stones must be grabbed from the ground with the throwing hand. The stone thrown into the air must then be caught again. The difficulty rises with every level. The player, who gathers the most stones, wins.