- Februar 28, 2013
- INGEBORG LÜSCHER
*1936 in Freiberg, Sachsen (GER), lives and works in Tegna, Tessin (SUI).
Multimedia artist Ingeborg Lüscher developed a conceptual art piece and asked in October 2000 players from FC St. Gallen and the Grasshoppers from Zürich to come to the Winterthur stadium for two 25-minute half times. All 22 players were dressed in grey or dark blue suits made by Italian designer brand Trussardi as well as shirts and ties. The dress code from the world of management was consciously selected to represent the analogy between personality structures and battles on the playing field and in the world of banks and corporations. Fighting spirit, determination, speed, competition, team spirit, and quick decisions are required in both contexts. FIFA umpire Urs Meier and sports commentator Beni Thurnheer participated as well. The material from ten cameras positioned around the playing field was condensed into a video. During the game, collations change, players pull out their cell phones and then a skirmish begins that just as in the world of management and in politics entails plenty of fouls and tie-yanking. A briefcase sails through the air, bursting open and spewing papers, then a laptop ends up in the net. In the course of the game, the expensive suits show definite signs of wear that are reflected in the psyches of the players representing management and politics.