El Mundo Está de Fiesta y Ecuador Está Invitado
(The World is Having a Party and Ecuador is Invited)
In 2006, Ecuador qualified for the World Cup. Invited to the party, into the spectacle, into the beautiful game and into the labyrinth, Ecuador would build a new pop-cultural vessel and make its way.
Ecuador vs. Costa Rica 2006
Date: 2009, 2011
Dimensions: 200 sq ft'
Medium: paper, electronically conductive tape, 94 leds
After scoring the final goal of the game, Ecuador's Ivan Kaviedes donned a lucha-mask in tribute to the signature celebration of his fallen friend and former teammate, Otilino “Spider-Man” Tenorio. Winning this match marked the first time Ecuador would advance into the second round of the World Cup. Each of the 94 individual plays in this landmark victory is represented here as part of a larger electrical circuit, and the current which lights the lucha-mask must pass through each play in turn.
Ecuador vs. England 2006
Dimensions: 17' x 8' x3'
Medium: lanyard, foam core, poster board, archival dots
Deployment is key to many maneuvers, military, political – or sporting. Each of the 141 plays in Ecuador's 2006 match with England is deployed from the one preceding it and positioned into the play that follows. Together, they follow the flight and take the form of David Beckham's defense-defying free kick, the single score and deciding maneuver in this close contest between two enduring armies.
Copyright: Laura Torres 2022