The Yela Paradox

Sculpture – work in progress

Théo Hanosset, The Paradox of the Yela, sculpture, 2022, Ath, Belgium

« Yela » : that yell of satisfaction from the pelotari when a kicked ball leaves the field between the opposing posts.
The ball universe as a space, a game territory delimited by its own lines, reacts with its own rules and temporality. A parallel moment in which the everyday disappears but still merges with the public space. The Paradox of the Yela explores this moment when the players go beyond the lines of the game, like an intrusion of reality into this pure space.