A game that plays with the notion of anonymity where players don’t know who belongs to their team.
At the beginning of the game, participants receive a secret number which indicates which goal to aim for and which area to defend. The first minutes of play are always uncertain: Who do I pass the ball to? In which group am I? It is only by recognising and remembering where others attack or defend, that players start to understand which team they are playing for, and teams start to form.
It becomes clearer throughout the game which team you belong to. Knowing your teammates provides you with a sense of belonging to others. This game centres around experiencing what the feeling of belonging brings to you, and how that feeling impacts your behaviour and the way you perform in a group. The game provides a tangible and embodied experience of the abstract notion of belonging and not belonging, and how this affects us as individuals.