Video. Duration 17 min.
‘Global Levitations’ makes a fabulating link between the dullest football World Cup in history – the 1990 finals – and the discovery of a hitherto unknown molecule with the exact same structure as the stitching in a classic football. Through beautiful, pixelated 90s images, the football here becomes a scalable metaphor for both globe and molecule. Weighed down by this cosmic abstraction, players dribble the ball around using the dreary back-pass tactics that later prompted FIFA to change the rules. The film depicts the impact of an idea on a system at a time in world history when everything is in disarray.