He picks up his kit and trots down Century Avenue for the evening’s match. It’s almost midnight, but if he doesn’t stretch his legs tonight, then he won’t know who he is in the morning. Moving up and down the field resets his clock, his everything. When he’s there, that is all there is. All other theres fade and then there is only here left. Some people use spirits. Some use gambling. He uses his feet, and the ball, and the assists from the mates that know how he moves. He’s just one block away now. In mere minutes, everything will run out through his pores. Bills, debts, and arguments slide out of his body in rivers of exhilarating sweat. This is it.
Move right! The conference call fades from his mind. Scissor kick! He forgets the armchair that the dog tore up. GOAL! He is a new man, a confident man, a victorious man.
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Laser projection
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
EXPOSURE “Adidas Shanghai Flagship Grand Opening”
CREDITS Nino Mendes (performance) • David Keohane (laser animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (art direction & video) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Kathleen McCampbell (author)
Learn more: island6.org/PudongMidnightStriker.html