Black Card

Put on your soccer shoes, bring out your banners, let's all wear shorts and relive a legendary soccer match as never before.

Have you ever thought of watching the Seville ‘82 match in complete darkness? The 1986 Argentina-Belgium match? The 2017 Barcelona remontada? 

Black Card enables couch soccer fans, imaginative sportsmen and women, as well as those left cold by soccer, to joyously relive legendary soccer moments without a flat screen, offering a poetic setting to great matches. 

Voices, shouting, moments of joy or despair, shots at goal that just miss, goals scored right in the net, frenetic commentators…

Each featured match is condensed into forty-five minutes of highlights, a half-time break plus a quarter of an hour of extra time by a writer who reads a piece written for the occasion: freeze frame, rebound, digression. 

A guest sound designer sets the match’s audio as well as the writer’s text, to music. 

Extra time is given for memory and imagination. 

 

This device is part of COSMOBLACK, a set of performances and encounters that take place in complete darkness. To enter COSMOBLACK is to live the scene by listening to it and to discover another attention to the works, a forgotten concentration, a depth of the senses that only the night knows. The place devoted to the gaze becomes a place of listening, the exposed body becomes a sensed body. What is usually given to see here is given to hear, in an intimacy conducive to confidence, to inner risk, to bareness, to radicality. A new way to go to the theater.