Dream of Championship

The exhibition features photographs, short films and multimedia works from 2014-2021.

After the Game 2015, pigment print / silisec, 50 x 70 cm
Champions League 2015, pigment print / silisec, 50 x 70 cm
Starshine 2015, pigment print / silisec, 100 x 120 cm
Red Shirt 2014, pigment print / silisec, 60 x 60 cm
Beloved Nike 2015, pigment print / silisec, 32 x 32 cm

A highlight of the exhibition is the hypnotic short film Dream of Championship (2017) which features young boys listing the names of as many of their football heroes as they can remember.  

As reviewed by Carmen Gray in Senses of Cinema (Issue 87, 06/2018): “Using a simple, effective concept, it suggested much about youth and tech-age rituals of identity in our times of globalization, and Google facts, as four boys are shown face-on reeling off the names of as many international football players as they have been able to memorize. Hundreds are recalled before the fans start to struggle and flag.”

Dream of Championship (5:41 min) has screened at international film festivals and received an honorary mention at Helsinki’s DocPoint Documentary Film Festival in 2018.

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