Wed 7 September 2022, 7pm
Whitgift Centre Atrium
Join Turf Projects for the premiere of a new artist film by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Cultural Field in the Whitgift Centre Atrium, Croydon on 7 September.
Cultural Field is developed by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, directed and produced by Louis Brown and Jos Bitelli (East London Cable) and performed by 12 female, non-binary & trans footballers, activists and performers. It is Uddoh’s most ambitious film project to date, made with over 30 collaborators, including: headwear designer Leo Carlton, graphic designer Rachel Sale, director of photography Lou MacNamara, with sound by Joe Namy and Toby Burroughs, animation by Bitelli and edited by Brown.
Referencing the format of a ‘Match of the Day’ TV broadcast, Cultural Field records the meeting of fictional 5 a-side football teams ANTI-CAP UTD and CAPITALIST CITY on the Hackney Marshes, one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London. Competing for the Cultural Field Cup, players improvise in-role as characters including TENANT, COLONIALIST and other prominent figures in a power struggle for land in the UK. The film moves between live-action gameplay and in-studio punditry by Comedian Sapphire McIntosh (as COMMENTATOR) and Rosa-Johan Uddoh (as CRITIC), who provide economic analysis inspired by Rosa Luxemberg, drawing upon histories such as the Football Association’s 1921 ban of women from playing on their grounds and protest football matches during the 18th Century enclosure of English common land.
The event is free and open to all, and drinks will be available. Book a free ticket here.
Rosa-Johan Uddoh’s first book, Practice Makes Perfect, is available to pre-order now.