Whatever else you see while watching Checkendon Exiles v Wheatley King and Queen in the Upper Thames Valley Sunday League or Algeria v Senegal in the African Cup of Nations Final, you will definitely notice the corner flags. They have been an essential part of the material culture of football, from the grassroots to the... Continue Reading →
The Get Rid! advent calendar has returned to Sound Diaries this December with twenty four sounds of 24″ duration from our growing archive of audio documentation of grassroots football. Expect last-gasp equalisers; feral goal celebrations; baffling explanations of the offside law; erratic grass mowing; overwrought full-backs; the diesel-powered tremolo of the floodlight generator; goalkeepers making... Continue Reading →
Davide Tidoni's ULTRAS MASHUP commissioned as part of Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is now available here. All of Davide Tidoni's works in the exhibition have been realised over the last 15 years as part of his involvement with the ultras group ‘Brescia 1911’.
As part Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! we have published an anthology of short essays about football and the sounds of the everyday. Edited by Paul Whitty from SARU the publication includes contributions from writer and artist Juliet Jacques, composer Laurence Crane, poet and academic Steven Matthews, composer and writer Lauren Redhead, phonographer Patrick... Continue Reading →
Artists / Ronnie Close / Bethan Elford / Darren Luke / Shirley Pegna / / Davide Tidoni /Duncan Whitley / Paul Whitty / 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... Continue Reading →