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Make space for us (close up)

Make space for us (close up)

‘Make space for us’, is a phrase I repeat in my work. It is a play on words: in futsal we make space for each other on the court, but it also refers to the need for more spaces in which we can showcase our talent.

You can’t see anything, make space! (video)

You can’t see anything, make space! (video)

As part of my final project I proposed a performance piece. This video shows the sorts of movements, audio and drawing that would be featured. By showing myself in my work and using poetry to express my concerns, I look to bring more awareness to issues of gender. Video: https://tinyurl.com/yd4keco9

Rotate and make space (close up)

Rotate and make space (close up)

Close up of the large green mark created as I heard the first half whistle.

Team workshops (video)

Team workshops (video)

Since 2018 I have conducted multiple drawing workshops with my football and futsal team at Loughborough. In the workshop all the players have a chalk and draw their movements responding to my movement as the ball, using the paper, as if it is the pitch. By moving and communicating in a smaller space than they are used to, these workshops also built an atmosphere in which the team became closer and more tactically aware. Video: http://Tiny.cc/ydg1pz

Team workshop drawing

Team workshop drawing

Close up of one of the workshop drawings produced by Loughborough Women’s Football team. At the end of the workshop I invite players to write down words that they remember saying, either in the workshop, or on the pitch. This examines the process of communication within the team as they discuss the words and phrases that are often used during the game.

Rosanna Frith-Salem

My work is interdisciplinary, bringing together my practices of both futsal, a five-a-side indoor variant of football, and art.

Through line drawings, text and performance, I capture the movement of players and the ball to create a layered, sensory experience of the game. I work from memory, live training sessions or recorded audio to map the high intensity moments of the futsal court. As a player and coach, I perceive my experience of these complex moments as layers - my work seeks to visualise these layers.

Performance directly expresses my passions and frustrations of being a female futsal player, layering elements of poetry, match audio, movement and drawing. Parallel to this, I reach out to football and futsal communities to engage in my drawing workshops in order to further evoke social-political change; the intention is to build awareness, as both sports lack support for the women’s game.


A practice-led investigation into the representation of movement in visual expression influenced by football, with reference to women’s futsal

Final year project

A sensory experience of futsal: Through line, poetry, movement and sound


'20 Diploma in Professional Studies


Explosures (Photographer)

While working at photography company Explosures in Devon, I gained valuable experience as a photographer and also within customer service. I was positioned on their boat taking photos of holidaymakers on the Salcombe estuary. I am a skilled and versatile photographer with experience in a variety of settings. As well as learning to frame photographs quickly and professionally in the shop, I also acquired sales skills while engaging with customers. My employer and I worked so well together that I was invited to return the following summer.

Art of Football (Various Roles)
During my placement year I worked with Nottingham based company Art of Football; they create artwork based on iconic footballing moments and reproduce them on t-shirts and sweatshirts, or as prints. My role developed through the year: I started by creating animations of goals and being heavily involved with production and became artistic director of all aspects of women’s football with my own team to manage during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

I learnt to adapt my work to the style of the company, time manage effectively and I am now very competent in creating social media content to help promote products. I regularly spoke with customers that came into the studio and I made sure to advertise Art of Football’s social media accounts.


June 2018 - September 2018

Marine Photographer and Shop assistant , Explosures

September 2018 - July 2019

Head Co-ordinator for Women's Football Products and Social Media/Production Assistant, Art of Football