Get Some Chalk On Your Boots!

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! An exhibition of new works, dealing with the everyday sounding cultures of football, and curated by saru’s own Paul Whitty, will be showing at the Glass Tank Gallery in Oxford Brookes University until July 13th, and is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The exhibition features More out of Curiosity a film by Ronnie Close exploring the culture of Egypt’s Ultras; Paul Whitty’s field recording project Get Rid! featuring the ephemeral football soundscapes of the parish council pitches of South Oxfordshire; Davide Tidoni‘s studies of the sounding culture of the terraces of the Stadio Mario Rigamonti home of Brescia 1911; Duncan Whitley‘s archive of chants and sound from Coventry City’s erstwhile home Highfield Road and G D Parada his study of training sessions at Grupo Desportivo de Parada an amateur football club in Portugal; Darren Luke’s photographs of Cornish football; and Bethan Elford’s studies of song and singing – or the lack of them – at West Ham’s new home the London Stadium.

At the closing event – Extra Time – on July 13th a work by Shirley Pegna and Paul Whitty exploring the sound created during a match, as the actions of the players resonate through soil, grass and air,  seeping across the touchline, will be installed and Davide Tidoni will perform Ultras Mash-up.

 

A number of publications from the exhibition will soon be made available by saru

 

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Get Rid! – Paul Whitty

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Turnstiles, part of Bethan Elford’s studies of songs and singing

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More out of Curiosity – Ronnie Close

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Photographs of Cornish football – Darren Luke

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THE STADIUM AS I WANT IT – Davide Tidoni

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The Ultras of Brescia 1911 – Davide Tidoni

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Archive of Get Some Chalk publications