Sportive was an installation we created for both Paris based arts organisation Talents and the Opera Gallery and for Adidas as part of the official 2008 Olympics “Sport in Art” exhibition in China.

We produced this video installation from sampling the Adidas archive, nothing else was added, just purely the sounds and images of sports – everything from David Beckham kicking a football to an air horn blasting from the stadium crowd. Sportive was first exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, then the exhibition which featured over 70 artists from around the world toured several Chinese cities in the run up to the Olympics, including at the Museum of Modern Art in Nanjing, the Luxun Art Academy in Shenyang and the Today Art Museum in Beijing.  We also performed at the opening event.