keep it up

Participatory installation, sculpture and video projection, 2013.

Six footballs, each painted with primary colours in two halves to represent a 'Mari' (a Japanese football used in the traditional game 'Kemari'). The footballs are situated behind custom made curtains that read 'keep it up'. The room is marked out as a court with red tape on the floor. The audience are invited to play 'keep it up' (keepy-uppy/ keep ups) with the balls. The lights in the room change colour in response to the sound of the balls being kicked by the audience as well of the sound of the projected video of myself doing kick ups.