FUTEBOL FUTEBOL FUTEBOL

Dualtagh Herr: ” FUTEBOL FUTEBOL FUTEBOL is a series of photographs of football pitches in Brazil located from Google satellite view. The images were made by scanning the terrain of the towns and cities of Brazil using Google’s vast collection of satellite imagery in search of the football pitches that are a prominent feature in every city, town and village.”

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After locating and composing the scenes in Google satellite view, the images were re-photographed using a camera fixed to a tripod.  The work uses a documentary strategy while referencing the composition and abstraction of aerial landscape art. The pitches are framed within their wider social and community context. The frequently improvised pitches with their often oddly shaped dimensions are a testimony to the desire to play football and the integral role the beautiful game plays in Brazilian life.

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