Play for Today
(2021)

Materials: Cold cure epoxy resin paint, metal plaque.
Installation dimensions: 1587 x 1581cm
Plaque dimensions:

Play for Today was installed at Porte d’Eau School in Dunkirk. The work superimposes different markings of sports fields, specifying for each discipline, identifiable by its official colour code, the date on which women had access to it. This small-scale installation can be appropriated in a variety of ways and become both a support for the exhibition of other artists’ works and a meeting place to agree on new rules of the game. Through the history of women in sport, the installation questions more broadly the way in which society could promote gender equality.

Pétanque 1977
Women participate in a pétanque championship for the first time, in France. The women’s world championship is created in 1988.

Badminton, 1956
The first women’s world championship is organised by the World Badminton Federation in the UK.

Volleyball, 1952
The women’s volleyball world championship is created by the International Volleyball Federation,and takes place in the Soviet Union.

Running, 1926
In the UK, a woman runs a marathon recognised by theInternational Association of Athletics Federations for the first time. The International Olympic Committee bans women from running the800m in competition from 1928 to 1960.

Basketball, 1921
Basketball is played for the first time in Europe by women’s teams at the 1921 Women’s OlympicGames.

Football, 1920
The first international women’s football tournament is held in the UK between France andEngland. The following year the Football Association bans women’s football until 1971.

In 2021 the work was acquired by Frac Grand Large

Play for Today. Photograph by Caroline Douau.
Play for Today. Photograph by Caroline Douau.
Play for Today. Photograph by Caroline Douau.
Play for Today. Photograph by Caroline Douau.
Play for Today. Photograph by Caroline Douau.
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