Martín Gruttadauria (Córdoba, Argentina, 1979) has studied design printmaking and is now continuing to develop his skills as a filmmaker, video artist, and photographer. He currently lives and works in Berlin. His affinity for film and the cinematic language is reflected in his photographic work, where he likes to present photos in series that follow the rhythm and continuity associated with the moving image.
Tempelhof, the old airport now transformed into a park, has received and said goodbye to millions of suitcases in its hallways, many of them belonging to foreigners…
Currently, in this park every sunday people gather, sharing a common passion: football. As well as the skill of the players, one can often see something on the fields, which can be difficult to find in Berlin: integration. It seems as if football, like music, has its own, universal language that helps us understand each other. Many of the players are foreigners, who one day had to pack their suitcases with joy, fear and dreams about their new life in this city. This work is about some of them.