Uncheck the box to avoid the aggregation and analysis of your behaviour data collected on this website. Done
Looking for something specific?
Just start typing anywhere to search anything.

Yours, KOW

Walkover 1973, 2014

HD & SD video

The 1973 play-off for a place in the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany, between the national football teams of the Soviet Union and Chile, is notable for the political circumstances around the second leg of the play-off on 21 November 1973. It was scheduled to take place in the Estadio Nacional de Chile, the Chilean capital. There had been a coup détat in Chile two months before, immediately after which people deemed undesirable to the new regime of Augusto Pinochet had been held captive and executed in the stadium. The Soviet Union asked FIFA to find a different venue in Chile; when agreement could not be reached, the Soviet team did not take the field and was disqualified from the tournament, giving the Chilean team a victory by walkover and a place in the 1974 World Cup, where they were eliminated in the first round.

The match took place only with 11 Chilean players with absence of the USSR football team and it lasted one minute in which the Chilean team made their first goal.

Hiwa K, Walkover 1973, 2014, Single channel HD & SD video, 16:9, color, sound (with English subtitles), 15:19 min, filmstill
Hiwa K, Walkover 1973, 2014, Single channel HD & SD video, 16:9, color, sound (with English subtitles), 15:19 min, filmstill
Hiwa K, Walkover 1973, 2014, Single channel HD & SD video, 16:9, color, sound (with English subtitles), 15:19 min, filmstill
Hiwa K, Walkover 1973, 2014, Single channel HD & SD video, 16:9, color, sound (with English subtitles), 15:19 min, filmstill

Single channel HD & SD video, 16:9, color, sound (with English subtitles), 15:19 min

  • INDEX:

Hiwa K

Hiwa K was born in Kurdistan-Northern Iraq in 1975. His informal studies in his home town Sulaymaniyah were focused on European literature and philosophy, learnt from available books translated into Arabic. After moving to Europe in 2002, Hiwa K studied music as a pupil of the Flamenco master Paco Peña in Rotterdam, and subsequently settled in Germany. His works escape normative aesthetics but give a possibility of another vibration to vernacular forms, oral histories (Chicago boys, 2010), modes of encounter (Cooking with Mama, 2006) and political situations (This lemon tastes of apple, 2011). The repository of his references consists of stories told by family members and friends, found situations as well as everyday forms that are the products of pragmatics and necessity. He continuously critiques the art education system and the professionalization of art practice, as well as the myth of the individual artist. Many of his works have a strong collective and participatory dimension, and express the concept of obtaining knowledge from everyday experience rather than doctrine. Hiwa K participated in various group shows such as Manifesta 7, Trient (2008), La Triennale, Intense Proximity, Paris (2012), the “Edgware Road Project” at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2012), the Venice Biennale (2015) and documenta14, Kassel/Athens (2017). A selection of recent solo shows include the New Museum, NYC (2018), S.M.A.K., Ghent (2018) and Kunstverein Hannover (2018). Upcoming solo shows will be held at Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw and at the Van Every/Smith Galleries in North Carolina, USA. In 2016 he received the Arnold Bode Prize and the Schering Stiftung Art Award and had a solo exhibition at KW, Berlin (2017). His “Chicago Boys” project is continuously hosted by international institutions.



Full Biography

Close