“PITCH OF COLORED SAND” 2010, project.
Summary of a project
“Pitch of Colored sand” is a project that will bind together unique design and a popular games such volleyball or beach soccer, which are Olympic disciplines. Surface of a pitch is designed in a way to let the different patches of colored sand mix together during the games. Separated colors are gradually mixing, forming new colors as it happens in distribution of a white-light spectrum. This is providing a soft process of color transition.
Pitches constructed by this design could be used during a summer periods and would last for at least 3 months’ time. Matches played on these pitches would gain another valor - visual.
Players and spectators would be a part of permanent happening considering constant change of the pitch surface, so any of the matches would be the same. Competition itself would get playful and ludic attitudes, which will exaggerate media’s footage and possibly increase interest on a wider scale. Footage can be redone in time because of entropic nature of a project where new shapes and forms due to appear after every match played.
Within a matter of unique design and richness of colors, viewers can draw their attention to the pitch itself and witness the whole progress in time. In this installation, the idea is to redefine the game beyond the competitive pressure of the professional sports in their training and championships, focusing on the game as the interplay of human relations and performativity. The body’s creative interaction with the city challenges a normative function of the city’s topography, resituating the performative act in the center of everyday life. The notion of participation and audience here may be related historically to Fluxus and Happening movement. So Fluxus “event” which is performed in private mostly and “happening” which was more performed in public might be relevant points of reference here. There is no special requirement to perform an “event” or be a part of “happening” instead of true real involvement in the process. The viewer easily may become a performer if he wish to. The notion of “audience” is present here on two planes; there are participants who are actively involved in the spectacle of the game and people observing the process while the event is focused into regular viewer who may easily become participant of an art event. After a while people may switch and replace each other. It carries notion of an audience as an active entity. Some other distant reminiscence may be Hippie culture from sixties and its slogan – “Do your own thing” and even further as J.Cage stated in the context of this sentence: “Doing your own is simply not enough , act in a way that anyone would expect what will be your next move..”.
ADAM KALINOWSKI 2010
Film, simulation: https://youtu.be/xP_2NJOjOsU
Picture 1-6, design for beach soccer pitch.
Picture 7-10, design for beach volleyball pitch.