''Shock and Awe''; Soccer and the Process, The Dirty Game of the 1978 World Cup

Ari Greenberg, Bard College

Abstract/Artist's Statement

My project tells the story of the 1978 World Cup hosted by the Argentine Junta. Amidst this spectacle, the Dirty War continued. In the following essay, I show how FIFA's Blueprint which relies on the support of dictatorships and corporate sponsorships was invented during the 1978 World Cup.