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All Ball

A meditation on the physical, psychological and communal benefits of basketball in London, initiated by artist and coach Joseph Bond.

All Ball is an ongoing meditation on the physical, psychological and communal benefits of basketball in London. From Turnpike Lane’s concrete courts to Brixton’s iconic Ruffhouse, basketball provides a stage for people from diverse backgrounds to commune, carve out and take up space in the capital. Initiated by artist and coach Joseph Bond, All Ball identifies basketball as a conduit through which discussions around mental health, sexuality and public space can thrive.

In this “aural exercise”, London’s players, coaches, community workers and artists discuss the sport’s core value of collaboration, both on and off the court. From a footing drenched with the ball’s booming thud and staccato squeaks of sneakers on the court, All Ball amplifies the physicality, vernacular and movement-lead language of this forceful, urgent scene.

Contributors (in order of appearance):
Fatama Jennah
Ines Goryanova
Leia Edwards
Melita Emanuel-Carr
Caroline Charles
Stephanie Okoye
Inua Ellams
Aitana Infante
Indiana Lawrence
Rickardo Stewart
Lyndon White

Produced by Joseph Bond

New Creatives is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts

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