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The Gain Line
- 1 October — 29 November 2015 *on now
‘The Gain Line’ is a moving-image art work by Ravi Deepres, commissioned to coincide with the Rugby World Cup. The title refers to an invisible line on the rugby field that measures teams’ forward progress and their territorial advantage over their opponents.
The ‘gain line’: throwing their bodies into the fray to surpass it, and putting their bodies on the line to protect it, players attach inordinate importance to getting beyond this symbolic threshold on the pitch. Beneath the high-impact challenges that take place along this notional frontline, there is another ‘gain line’ players and coaches aspire to reach – one that parallels the rush of competing players with a swarm of chaotic, sometimes conflicting data, captured by a new generation of sensors that players wear in training, and in matches.
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