“ule ole allez“, a new project by Ecuadorian-born, Queens-based artist Ronny Quevedo at Locust Projects honors the passion for play and sense of community found in Miami’s Caribbean, Central, and South American soccer and futsal playing communities and brings it into the gallery through a collaborative art project.
Futsal matches will capture players’ movements on the gallery’s white floors lined with the colorful boundaries of the playing field creating a massive installation. Combined they serve as a metaphor for the collective immigrant experience.
The artist will invite teams to play on a specific date or series of dates to play matches. The matches will take place at an existing site of play and abide by local rules. Matches will be open to the public, and culminate in a trophy presentation to the participating teams. The field of play is blanketed by a covering made of canvas and paper, and throughout each game traces and marks from the players’ movements accumulate, creating a vestige of community action, which is then installed throughout the gallery.