Turnaround —

1998


Turnaround investigates the rhetoric of the football commentator translating and transposing the English and Italian commentaries from last years decisive World Cup qualifying football match between England and Italy. Buchanan highlights the range and construct of narratives, which gives alternative views of the same event. The commentaries are intended primarily to provide an accurate account of the proceedings; as the game unfolds, however, they begin to reveal differing loyalties and prejudices, through repeated phrases and often unintentionally humorous clichés.

Press release, Hayward Gallery


Turnaround, (Video: 90 minutes looped) Hayward Gallery, London curated by Susan May. Italy v England World Cup Qualifier 11th October 1997. Videotaped in Italy & England. Italian commentary translated into English - English commentary into Italian.