Local FC x Archrival: Venice Biennale 2012
Local FC is part of the creative team Archrival (http://www.archrival.org/venice-biennale.html) for this years Venice Architecture Biennale. The theme is collaboration and rivalry.
Coming from Sydney: Collaboration is a term that is cool and thrown in the air alot, but seldom used. This can be seen in sport, architecture, fashion and food. Everyone protecting what is theirs. Not looking outside the box, to be able to combine ideas. To be inspired by others and create something extraordinary.
Foosball at the Architecture Biennale defines collaboration. 8M high foosball tables! So far it has been an interesting experience to see how designers/architects and artists all interpret the words collaboration/rivalry differently.
Coming from a football background colab/rivalry took on a different meaning to me. The greatest rivalry in world football Barca Vs Real Madrid was my example. In football terms they define the word RIVALRY, yet for 90min every time they are involved in EL Clásico (name of the derby between Barca Vs Madrid) these two teams COLLABORATE in one epic encounter after another to create history. Both teams continue to inspire each-other to new levels.
With this concept in mind I created a team based on the greatest rivalries in football, who will work side by side as one team. The team also has many interesting details. Being based in Italy i went for an Italian defense/calcetto: 82 Zoff combined with 06 Buffon- World Cup winning keepers who played in the same jersey. The AC/Inter Milan derby with Juventus coming together for the big three in Italy. The midfield is made up of the London derby Arsenal/Tottenham/Chelsea, the long socks on the Arsenal represent the great Thierry Henry. Barca/Madrid make up the midfield. The frontline is the Superclásico Boca Juniors Vs River Plate.
Will keep updating as we get closer to Venice. If you want to get involved and make a team check out the Archrival website http://www.archrival.org/venice-biennale.html, there is still time. A cool fact: football is not allowed to be played in Venice!