Friday, February 08, 2013

World Cup '74 #12 (Roberto Perfumo)

graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm

Continuing with the ‘hauntological’ drawing project representing the 1974 football World Cup, working conceptually from personal hazy memories, mostly at least, of what was my first real experience of televised football, just developing an interest in the game, & physically from the visual source material of the sticker/stamp player portraits of the proposed participants as featured in the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974’ & Panini ‘Munchen ‘74’ collectors’ albums, then processed digitally & printed in crudely-pixellated form on A4 scale which serves as the immediate reference from which the drawings are processed.

The minimalistic regularity of the project’s standard format grid matrix of graphite-toned 5mm2 cells belies the ‘wealth of division’ (to quote Lou Reed) of configurations that is discernible as more of the drawings are produced, each individual & obviously so however compromised might be the recognizability of the portrait subject(s) who, in this particular instance was/is Roberto Perfumo, of whom I have no recollection (hence his representation in monochrome), but who nevertheless was selected for the actual final Argentina squad for the tournament, in addition to being represented in both the FKS & Panini albums. Perfumo captained Argentina in his country’s first four matches in Germany, unfortunately scoring an owl goal, for Italy, in the second, a 1- 1 draw, before being replaced after the opening Second Phase game, a 0 - 4 defeat to Holland, for the remaining two fixtures.


Sparklehorse ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’ & ‘Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain’
Moon Wiring Club ‘A Field Full of Sunken Horses’
My Bloody Valentine ‘Loveless’

Hanne Hukkelberg ‘Little Things’

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