The inspiration for this video came from two different moments that, at first glance, belong to different aspect of our society. One is politics and the other one is football. One is related to the so called Brexit with all its future consequences in the european destiny and for the destiny of Europe itself conceive as core of intention and heritage. It’s time time for Europe to face its differences and learn from that, and goes in the direction of a polyphonic dialogue as stated by James Clifford not so long ago (The Predicament of Culture, 1988)
On the other hand while this separtion was consuming the European Championship still playing, and after that England lost 2-1 against Iceland at 1/8 of finals.
If we consider identity as both a residual of territorial heritage and piece of a jigsaw identity, every single match of this Cup offer us a moment in which this separate conception became one. That moment is just before the macth, before everything happens. The anthem. That moment always capture as a self evident moment of thousand contradiction and a brave declaration of beloging.
But what happen if the players of Italy National Team start to sing the anthem of Engand and the German players the one from Italy and the English the one from Germany.
What about of identity in its highest peak of declaration?
Emanuele Rinaldo Meschini, Identity as Repetition#3 Reverse Anthems, video still, 2016