The Winners; 15 screen video installation.
Part of the two-person, site-based exhibition, A Game of Two Halves, with Jane Ball
Lewis Gallery, Rugby School, Rugby
The Winners was made specifically for this exhibition at the Lewis Gallery, Rugby School, the place where the game of rugby was invented.
The work was made with the kind participation of the team members of Rugby school’s First XV team (schoolboys aged 16 – 18). Each team member was filmed immediately after finishing a match (which they won) and as they left the pitch on which rugby was first played. Each boy was asked to look directly into the camera for 1 minute, and to say nothing, except to state their name.
The work is shown as a 15 screen video installation, with all the videos showing as a loop. DVD players and leads etc. remain visible and heighten the sense of connectedness between the players, while each video demarcates their separate identities.