Bringing together machine vision expert, technologist Dr. Brian Fulkerson, and Paul Pfeiffer, an artist renowned for working with video footage of major sporting events, Jerusalem was Artangel’s first major online commission.
Jerusalem was available online for a year from 26 June 2014, its launch timed to coincide with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
When the match kicks off, the camera pans left and right after the ball, but now the ball and all the players have been digitally removed, and the roving gaze scans the empty field like a paranoid security camera. The players reappear, but now as flickering ghosts in search of a lost ball. – Matthew Sperling, Apollo Magazine, 11 July 2014
The work revisited the 1966 FIFA World Cup when England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final winning their only ever FIFA World Cup title.