The Burbank Red Machine won the Outpost Cup competitive division championship match Sunday afternoon, defeating Romero & Associates in a hard-fought match.
Burbank Red Machine, Romero & Associates, and A.C. Los Angeles each completed their respective group play schedules by going an impressive 3-0-0, for nine points each.
Following their championship game victory, the teams gathered at midfield for a presentation of the Outpost Cup, an elaborate artist-made trophy crafted by Carolyn Castano and Reanne Estrada. In keeping with the day’s mix of sport and performance, the trophy presentation was itself a performance piece. (Photos or video to follow in the near future.)
The championship match was held on Field 2, while over on Field 1, the headline performance of the day, by the group Homeless, took place. Twenty-two or so players took the pitch clad in jerseys featuring the faces or logos of infamous dictators and of infamous guerrilla groups. (Again, photos or video to come.)
The 2010 Oupost Cup took place Sunday, June 6, at Vista Hermosa Park.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Cup — from the players on all 24 soccer teams; to the performance artists, deejays, and emcees; to the audience members who attended; to the sponsors and volunteers who made the day possible; to the government staff and officials for their help; and to the food vendors who nourished everyone.
Congratulations and thank you again to everyone involved.
Finally, it’s time for the Outpost Cup!
Everyone is welcome to attend! Come see performance art, hear music, watch soccer games, and learn about the South American and other projects and programs of the Outpost Art(www.outpost-art.org).
Soccer + Performance Art + Deejays + Emcees + Food Trucks + Walking Trails + Scenic Views of Downtown
Sunday, June 6, 2010; 8:30am-6:00pm.
Vista Hermosa Park, near Echo Park and Downtown Los Angeles
Follow the links on the upper right-hand corner of this website for more info about venue and game rules, team schedules, team biographies, performance and music schedules, parking and directions information, and more.
SEE YOU SUNDAY JUNE 6, 2010!!
The Eastsider LA recommends the Outpost Cup. From the news site:
The worlds of art and soccer will meet – or clash – in the southern fringe of Echo Park during the first Outpost Cup Futbol Day on Sunday at Vista Hermosa Park. The event – a fundraiser for Highland Park-based Outpost for Contemporary Art – includes teams with such names as The Killer Tomatoes and The Big Wheelers, a team whose name was inspired by the artwork of Chris Burden. In between matches there will be art, music and performance.
Brand X, the weekly paper put out by the Los Angeles Times, had this to say about the upcoming Outpost Cup:
The World Cup is still a week away, but get your futbol fix with a one-day event that oddly combines eight-on-eight soccer and performance art. And singing. The ever-groundbreaking arts organization Outpost for Contemporary Art hosts its first Outpost Cup this Sunday to raise funds for residencies of international artists. The festivities start with matches, then feature DJs and artful “interruptions” at Vista Hermosa Park. There’s also food by the Monsieur Egg and Coolhaus trucks, as well as an appearance by members from the Mexican art collective Homeless — who, unlike some people in the park, are not actually homeless. — Alie Ward
Dear Outpost Cup players and fans,
The purpose of the Outpost Cup is for everyone involved to have a nice time playing, watching, listening, relaxing, community-building, and otherwise enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the park.
And, while we’re all at it, raise some money for the non-profit Outpost For Contemporary Art and its upcoming projects and programs.
Think fun and safety first. And for anyone unfamiliar with the “Fair Play” campaign by FIFA, the international soccer governing body (the acronym is in French), then please click here to learn more.
Keep in mind that there isn’t much shade possible on and immediately around a soccer field.
Feel free to bring hats, umbrellas, sunscreen, sunglasses, and the like… It is against City policy in this artificial turf park to make holes in the turf, so if your planning a more elaborate shade structure, make sure it meets the park’s rules.
Clear water is the only food or beverage allowed on the field — other foods and drinks are allowed in the surrounding park and streets, of course.
Have fun, stay cool, and practice Fair Play!
The art producers and art publication, For Your Art, included the Outpost Cup among their handful of weekend Los Angeles area highlighted happenings. The good folks at FYA wrote:
SUNDAY, JUNE 6
Outpost Cup Futbol Day
Vista Hermosa Park (Echo Park)
The Outpost Cup Futbol Day is a tournament and a fundraiser for the Outpost for Contemporary Art’s international artist residency programs, which will bring South American artists to Los Angeles over the next three years. With performances by artists and musicians, including artist collective Homeless, who will stage interventions throughout the day.