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Flat Images of a Profound Game

Author(s): Łukasz Zaremba
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Football; Anthropology; Art

Summary/Abstract: The text is built around contemporary art works dealing with football and discusses select manners of viewing a match. In a reference to performance by Massimo Furlan entitled: Boniek! and a multi-media installation by Harun Farocki: Deep Play, the author does not contrast them as two basically separate types of experience – direct and via the media. The text attempts to show that both modes of reception incessantly mingle in practical observations of a sports spectacle. That which is mediated does not have to signify the absence of authenticity, experience or truth. Discussing the work by Harun Farocki the author refers to current debates concerning the inside of the world of football (supervision over the spectators, replays for the judges) but also poses a question about the information that can be absorbed. The Farocki’s installation – 12 monitors showing the finale of the 2006 World Cup from different perspectives – has been presented as a meta-image commenting on the conditions of the origin of contemporary works.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 03-04
  • Page Range: 272-277
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish