Monday, 13 June 2011

Medulienka

Click on Post Title for link to 1972 Munich Olympics U.S.S.R.v.U.S.A. Basketball Final.
The colour images broadcast by European and U.S. television did not allow for conclusive proof that Sergei Belov's foot was over the line when making the winning pass to Alexander Belov. The images broadcast by Soviet television were in black and white, which allowed for a clearer contrast magnification showing that his foot remained behind the line.
The work 'Medulienka' proposes that Belov bought his girlfriend a dress to celebrate his team's gold medal success, which is entirely speculative. However, a statement of fact is that Belov died only two years after his marriage, and six years after the winning basket of 1972, at the age of 27.



Medulienka/ 2011