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U's Get Exhibited

13 December 2012

Your work appears at firstsite this weekend. firstsite, Colchester’s contemporary visual arts organisation has been working with Colchester United first and youth team players, Colchester United Community Sports Trust, Tendring Technology College students and parents and Colchester United fans to gather drawings of football moves as part of national project The Big Draw 2012

Contributions from Colchester United's fans and players will appear in an exhibition this weekend.

firstsite Associate Artists Jevan Watkins Jones and Lawrence Bradby joined supporters at two home games in October:

Saturday 13th October - Colchester United v Stevenage
At half time Lawrence, Jevan and the firstsite team encouraged spectators to draw a move from the first half on giant blackboards.

Saturday 20th October - Colchester United v Carlisle United 
firstsite added a blank page to the matchday programme for supporters to draw a move from the game onto. Lawrence and Jevan did live drawing at half time relayed on the big screen.

On Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th December a selection of drawings are on display at firstsite.

A new short film Leading The Line, documenting the project, which features players, fans and staff drawing during the games will be screened throughout the weekend.

Drop in to firstsite for FREE and see your drawings, photos of the project, the new film and a selection of football themed films.

Leading The Line will be entered for a Drawing Inspiration Award in the New Year as part of The Big Draw 2012, thanks to everyone who took part in the project.

Films being shown are:-

Shaolin Soccer (2001) 113 min Stephen Chow, Cert 12A
The ridiculous special effects and cheap gags are pushed so far that it lends the film a certain charm. Plot: kung fu monks form a football team, and frequently kick the ball so hard that it catches fire or makes a hole through a wall, etc etc.

refait (remake)
A double – footage of the 1982 World Cup semi-final between France and Germany and a remake staged in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon by artist collective Pied la Biche. The remake is meticulous, with every person’s movement reproduced in detail, but the films reveals itself to be far more than an impressively detailed replication.

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006) Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno (90 mins) Cert PG
Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

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