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Untitled (Pok ta Pok Ring)

2012 steel, galvanized steel, strap d = 75 cm

The Pok ta Pok is a ritual game that has been practiced for over 3000 years by the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. It was practiced with a small rubber ball between two teams, the first goal was to pass the ball through the ring only using his knees, elbows, hips and buttocks. According to some historians, It was the winners of the game that were sacrificed to the gods, as this act was a supreme honor.

Mathieu Schmitt - Pok ta Pok Ring - 2012

Mathieu Schmitt – Pok ta Pok Ring – 2012

Mathieu Schmitt - Pok ta Pok Ring - 2012

Mathieu Schmitt – Pok ta Pok Ring – 2012