video by Alberto Gori, editing by Roi Alter
A stadium. A soccer game. A team. Against nobody.
The premiere of Utd. H.F.A., a highly functional (!?!) football team composed of a group of international artists part of the Sandberg Institute.
Enacting the rules embedded in the universal melting pot called soccer.
But what is a game without a competition? What is soccer with only one team?
Displacement? Absurdity? Yes and no.
A glorious victory over reality and common sense.
“I am interested in the endless aporias constructing our monolytic understanding of the world.”
Roi Alter (Israel, 1980) lives and works in Amsterdam. He is currently participating in the MA Fine Arts at The Sandberg Institute. Roy graduated from Bezalel Academy in 2010 and studied Life Science at Tel Aviv University. Recent exhibitions include the Hebrew Spring, solo exhibition part of the Hameorav project, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); Revolutionary Playground, curated by The Living Rooms, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2011); Kunstwerkstadt Poessneck 2011, public installation, Poessneck, Germany (2011); The independent Salon, group exhibition in the old central station, Tel Aviv, Israel (2011); Locomotion group exhibition, Gallery 121, Tel Aviv, Israel (2010).