A British Council exhibition.

This was an exhibition of work by Julian Germain who drew together images from a wide variety of sources, ranging from archival press pictures and family snapshots to his own photographs. The images reflected the artist’s own perception of football; what it meant to him and to other fans likes him. The perception had little to do with reality in the sense of the everyday machinations of the professional soccer industry. It had much more to do with the intangible aspects of the game – the romance, fantasy, dreams, hopes and fears, rituals and traditions of the fans. Picture frames were embedded with turf and football trophies, brightly painted, or collaged with football magazines that reinforced the personal and obsessive nature of the work. A bilingual Spanish and Portuguese catalogue accompanied the exhibition, with an essay my Martin Herron. (No ISBN number).