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This Means More - Installation de Nicolas Gourault

This Means More

image de l'oeuvre This Means More de Nicolas Gourault

De Nicolas Gourault, installation 2019

Installation, video, 25 min

his Means More juxtaposes statements by football supporters with the technical tools utilised to represent virtual crowds. The latter are usually used to create an image of an ideal crowd in adverts, or to manage crowd flows in space by anticipating the movements of the bodies.

As a counterpoint to these virtual images, supporters of Liverpool FC recount their experience marked by a tragic event: the Hillsborough stadium disaster which occurred in 1989, where 96 people were killed. The shockwave of the event triggered a deep change in stadium infrastructures. The seats that were then installed in popular ends where masses used to stand anticipated an upheaval in the profile of the crowd, as well as in the social role of football.

Simulation technology is transformed into an archaeological tool for exploring the supporters’ recollections. The juxtaposition of two forms of knowledge about crowds, one distant and analytical, the other based on physical experience, raises the question of what constitutes the self-expression of a community and evokes the way in which this living, fluid form collides with the infrastructure intended to contain it.

Remerciements Thanks

Peter Marshall, Peter Carney, Richie Greaves, Damian Kavanagh, Peter Hooton, Ian Lewis, Golaem, Stéphane Donikian, Alexandre Pillon, Sogemap, Yorick Drapeau, Equip Event, Frédéric Lebreton, Montemeao, Fernando Cerqueira, Joao Ferreira, Mickaël Correia, Nicolas Hourcade et Floriane Pilon.

Crédits Credits
  • Images: Alan Guichaoua, Nicolas Gourault
  • Son: Nicolas Gourault
  • Montage image: Félix Rehm
  • Montage son: Arno Ledoux
  • Mixage: Simon Apostolou
Processus de création
    Processus de création - This Means More de Nicolas Gourault
Partenaires
  • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing
  • Golaem

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