Football Works

BOMBER TRAINING

2020-ongoing, Workout sessions with certified Bomber Trainer Luca Bosani, Pregnana Milanese, IT

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15 minutes workout, 15 exercises, 45 seconds pushing, 15 seconds rest.

The proposed exercises span from realistic to absurd as a visual and physical exploration of identity and direct critique to hyper-masculinity and Italian Bomberismo*.

 

*sexist and xenophobic behaviour that recently became a trend in Italian heterosexual males

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2020, Recorded Workout session, 15 minutes, Follow along

commissioned by AIR Gallery Altrincham, UK  for online fruition during COVID-19

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2020, still, Live Workout session, 1 hour, Follow along

as part of Covid Room (e-clubbing and e-exhibit platform)  for online fruition during COVID-19

UPOs (Unidenfied Performing Objects)

UPO (A sei) Luca Bosani 2020

UPO (A sei), 2020, Reflexeine, pigment, solvent, propellant, epoxy, Adidas World Cup, cellulose, aluminium, polyester, 55x59x30cm. Uncertified.

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UPO (Corri Ragazzo Corri), 2020, Reflexeine, pigment, solvent, propellant, epoxy, Adidas World Cup, cellulose, aluminium, polyester, 40x74x18cm. Uncertified.

UPO (A tredici che poi sono undici) Luca Bosani_2020

UPO (A tredici che poi sono undici), 2020, Flexeine, urethane, silicone, acrylics, Adidas Adipure 11pro, linen, cellulose, aluminium, 72x54x38cm. Uncertified.

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Installation view: Ceiling and floor installation, The Fuction Suite, London, UK

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Installation view: Ceiling and floor installation, The Fuction Suite, London, UK

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UPO (true red and pure black), 2020, Reflexeine-h, pigment, linseed oil, acrylic polymer emulsion on A.C. Milan shirt, 65x50cm. Uncertified.

UPO (optical white and pure black), 2020, Reflexeine-h, pigment, linseed oil, acrylic polymer emulsion on Juventus F.C. shirt, 65x50cm. Uncertified.

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Score!

2019, Performance (35 min), Beaconsfield gallery, London,

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Video documentation (3:42 min)

Oscillating between the heroic and ridiculous, Score! is a physical and sonic reflection on masculinity.

In three acts, the meaning of the word ‘Score’ is presented as:

I) Scoring a goal (football)

II) Scoring in bed  (derogatory sexual connotation)

III) Dance score  (flamenco)

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Act I:  Painting used as a goal, playing football with the attendees

UPO (goal) – I, 2019, Reflexene+, pigment, linseed oil, acrylic polymer emulsion, tempera, marker, eye-liner and on cotton, 260x220cm. Uncertified.

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Act III: Painting created performing a flamenco dance score wearing football boots with metal studs

UPO (score) – II, 2019, Reflexene+, acrylic polymer emulsion on MDF, 122x122x2.5cm. Uncertified.

Performing the Unknown

2018, Solo exhibition & Performance, Hortensia gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College, London

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Performance (30 min)

Repurposing the acts of playing football against a wall, swiping the floor, and building a wall, three temporary art installations are generated.

As the live work unfolds on rotation the performers swap their tasks and impersonate different roles, embodying fluid and adaptable identities.

The performance closes with flamenco inspired dance solo, through which an unknown gender is performed based on a non-existent choreography.

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Video Documentation (2:51 min)

Installation I: Football

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Intallation II: Swiping floor

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Installation III: Building a wall

Football Match

2013, 5-A-side football match (1 hour), Football pitch, Pregnana Milanese, IT

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A football match in which ten heterosexual males play football against each other, wearing female identified clothes.

Covid Room invited by Fabiola Mele and Guildor, Mettle curated by Nathan Baumber, Vocalis curated by Alice Jacobs, David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin. 

with: Joe Mackay, Tom Ribot, Score!; Daniele Balbo, Luca Piazza, Riccardo Zenaboni, Edoardo Carnevale, Stefano Saccà, Paolo Piazza, Simone Milani, Alessandro Motta, Crescenzo Picardi, Alessio Plizzari, Football Match. Photography: Nathan Baumber, Eleni Papazoglou, Gerald Curtis, Alessandro Motta, Luca Bosani.

 

© Luca Bosani