Emma Smith, The Supercompensation Cycle, 2022. Photo by Rachel Adams for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Arts and Heritage programme.

Supercompensation Cycle

21 Jul 2022 17:00 - 18:00

The Supercompensation Cycle, by Emma Smith, is an immersive and participatory artwork that invites the public to warm-up for each match by echoing movements collected from residents across all host cities, presented as a holographic-like film installation and live performance.

The work takes inspiration from the players who sustained the women’s game during an era when it was declared that football was not something women should do with their bodies. Drawing on historic footage of players’ abstract warm up moves, the work celebrates the unheralded expertise of all bodies and how we move.

A team of eleven holographic films embedded in specially designed sculptures form an installation that is accompanied by an immersive soundscape created in collaboration between the artist, musician YaYa Bones and sound engineer Daniel Halford. The site is activated by a live performance with local dancers created with choreographer Lorena Randi.

The public is invited to join performances of The Supercompensation Cycle in Sheffield on 21st July.