The Road to Berlin
Width: 2.00 m / Height: 2.50 m / Depth: 0.40 m
"The Road to Berlin" was created by David Pflugi in honour of the 2006 football world championship final. As is typical for David Pflugi's work, several motifs are hidden within one object, becoming visible only when viewed from different perspectives. A football player just about to score the winning goal can be seen from the left, while from the right, an abstract character is depicted. When viewed from the front, the object shows symbolic depictions of a gold, silver and bronze player, all marching on a colourful Road towards Berlin.
The football being kicked by the player in the image on the left side of the work is intended to be used as the projection surface for a film whenever the work is on display.
The creation of the object took nine months.
Gianluigi Buffon (GK), Cristian Zaccardo, Fabio Grosso, Daniele De Rossi, Fabio Cannavaro (captain), Andrea Barzagli, Alessandro Del Piero, Gennaro Gattuso, Luca Toni, Francesco Totti, Alberto Gilardino, Angelo Peruzzi (GK), Alessandro Nesta, Marco Amelia (GK), Vincenzo Iaquinta, Mauro Camoranesi, Simone Barone, Filippo Inzaghi, Gianluca Zambrotta, Simone Perrotta, Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Oddo, Marco Materazzi
Coach: Marcello Lippi
Mickaël Landreau (GK), Jean-Alain Boumsong, Éric Abidal, Patrick Vieira, William Gallas, Claude Makelele, Florent Malouda, Vikash Dhorasoo, Sidney Govou, Zinédine Zidane (captain), Sylvain Wiltord, Thierry Henry, Mikaël Silvestre, Louis Saha, Lilian Thuram, Fabien Barthez (GK), Gaël Givet, Alou Diarra, Willy Sagnol, David Trezeguet, Pascal Chimbonda, Franck Ribéry, Grégory Coupet (GK)
Coach: Raymond Domenech