NOWs: Raul Walch and Rike Horb at Global Goals World Cup
Raul Walch: UNITY, 2016
200 pieces 35 x 140cm
On the occasion of the Global Goals World Cup the Berlin artist Raul Walch has produced a cloth that is composed of 200 individual parts and which can be used by the viewers in a variety of different ways. The piece consists of 17 unique geometric designs that interlock with one another creating a large and abstract pattern. Chance decides how the variable shapes and the colors of the cloth are assembled. Similar to a community – the whole is constructed out of many singular and constituent elements.
The unity and the completeness of the cloth will slowly degrade over the course of the event as the many individual pieces will be taken over by the public. Visitors will be able to wear and use the scarf-like components during the event. Once the crowd leaves the arena, the textile elements will be carried out into the city; and then further out into the world. Through their participation with this textile sculpture the visitors will become ambassadors to the UN Global Goals.
The Global Goals World Cup is an open women’s amateur soccer tournament designed to expand the scope of a conventional sport event and draw on the perspectives of creatives, academics, and activists, to merge true global citizenship with the game of soccer. To qualify, teams have to play and take action for one of their favorite 17 UN Global Goals.