Saturday, February 16, 2013

World Cup '74 #13 (Francisco Sa)

graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm

Presenting the latest in the series of drawings being processed with the intention of having a ‘hauntological’ relationship to the football World Cup of 1974, of which personal recollections of the televised spectacle form a rather hazy memory.

The portrait subject of the original sticker, & via the process of the various stages of representation, the drawing, fragmented though this becomes through the medium of the matrix of toned graphite squares, is the succinctly-surnamed Francisco Sa, another of the World Cup ’74 cast previously unknown to me but who, a little light research reveals, was selected not just for inclusion in the Panini ‘Munchen 74’ collectors’ album (which provided the original source image for this particular drawing) but also the actual Argentina squad & subsequently appeared in four & a half matches of his country’s campaign, comprising all 3 First Round group games, & the Second Round group defeats to Holland & then Brazil, the latter of which saw him substituted at half time & thereafter take no further part in the tournament which, for Argentina, with the eliminating consequences of the Brazil result, amounted to no more than the dead rubber 1- 1 draw with East Germany.


My Bloody Valentine ‘m b v’ (mp3) & ‘Loveless’ (remastered)
Hanne Hukkelberg ‘Little Things’
Vic Godard & Subway Sect ‘What’s the Matter Boy?’
Miracle Legion ‘Surprise Surprise Surprise’
Black Box Recorder ‘England Made Me’
‘The Bridges of Madison County’

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