In a performance outside the San Siro stadium, before a football match, I instinctively drew on an A4 sheet of paper half of a football pitch with Indian ink. Then by folding the sheet on itself, like Rorschach’s boards, the other half of the field was imprinted, thus completing the geometric symmetry.
In the game of football doubling is a widespread technical term, linked to collective tactics. In this case with my exercise I not only doubled but multiplied, numerous multiple designs that I gave people.
Title: Folded football paper
A sheet of A4 size paper, Indian ink in a bottle… with a thin hole (given the period, I recommend mixing very few drops of water-based dye or tempera in the same colour).
Fold the sheet in half and draw on one side half of the football pitch. then imprint the other half of the sheet.
Repeat the exercise on 7 sheets of paper.
Enzo Umbaca lives in Milan. His research is developed through a variety of media, including installation, video, photography and performance and is particularly focused on the theme of identity, the history of places, often involving communities. He has exhibited in Italy and abroad: at the MAGA Museum in Gallarate, Kunsthalle San Paolo Brasil, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Museo Mart Rovereto, Tiranabiennale2, Albania. At GAMeC, Bergamo. Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg. His work has been published in Cream3, Phaidon London.