12.02. Forever- The Ball!

Forever! - The Ball
Forever – the Ball!
is a compilation of videos dealing with “football” (soccer) as a topic in videoart – selected and curated by Agricola de Cologne

Venues of presentations

CologneOFF 20111 – Mexico
@ UAM – Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Mexico City– 14-18 November 2011

CologneoFF 2012 Morocco
@ Digital Marrakech Festival – 6-8 December 2012

CologneOFF 2013 India
@ CeC – Carnival of eCreativity
Sattal/india – 22-24 February 2013

Laar - film by Jacques Faton & Alpha Sadou Gano (Belgium/Senegal)

Forever – The Ball!
is a videoart compilation deadling with sport as a topic in contemporary art. While sport and expecially football (soccer) has an extraordinary relevance and popularity in the society influencing the individual life of quantitatively many people, but there is exist a certain kind of stereotype of the representation of sport in art.

The compilation selected and curated by Agricola de Cologne is viewing the phenomenon of football from different positions. Most of them transport the enthusiasm which is marking the engagement for football as a central component, concerning those who actively practise this sport and those who are just “fans”, enthusiastic amateurs, and in this way the videos transport positive message, but not solely, since also the dark of this phenomen, connected especially with football, like hooligans, the misuse of drugs and alcohol are spotlighted.

Football - videoart ENTER

List of videos

Eric Esser (Germany) – Dawn of the Dorks, 2006, 22:00
Jacques Faton & Alpha Sadou Gano (Belgium/Senegal) – Laar, 2011, 19:00
Hubert Sielecki (Austria) – Foul, 2009, 5:50 min
Kevin Ryan (Ireland) – It’s more important than that, 2007, 5:06
Max Hattler (Germany) – Your Highness, 2010, 3mins
Yuriy Kruchak & Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – Start Time, 2011, 3 min.49
Joanot Cortès (Spain) – The Black God, 2010, 5:00
Paula Noya (Spain) – “Watching”, 2010, 3’07’’
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – footballcloud practice, 2005, 1’29”
Marta Azparren (Spain) -The goalkeeper and the void, 2010, 3:56
Eva Olsson (Swe) – Taking Control, 2007, 2:28
Anders Weberg (Swe) – Misconduct, 2011, 01:22
Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch (D) – “Time Lap | One of those days”, 2011, 10:00
Sander Veenhof (NL) – “SoccAR”, 2011, 2’19
Scott Stark (USA) – Longhorn Tremolo, 2010, 16 mins.
David Anthony Sant (Australia) – Euro’92, 2005, 1:40
Heike Liss & Patrice Scanlon (USA) – Fancy Footworks, 207, 5:08
Ann Tracy (USA) – Zombie Kickball”, 2011, 3:00
Goran Dimic (Croatia) – Love for the Ball, 2009, 2:22
Cristian Chironi (Italy) – Sticker, 2007, 7:26
Alvaro Collar (Spain) – c1900, 2009, 8:08
Lili White (USA) – The Octopus, 2010, 5.55

Football - videoart ENTER