Roderick was in residence with Deveron Projects during the 2006 World Cup, developing his ARTCUP project with Nuno Sacramento.
During the world cup staged in Germany, there was a lot of local interest in the game, but also disappointment that Scotland did not make the cut. The divide between the worlds of football and art has been apparent to many people interested in both of the two pursuits, such as Roddy and Nuno. Roddy acknowledges both an emphasis on the expectations placed on solely pursuing artistic and intellectual goals while developing as an artist, and a general belief that artists are not meant to engage with football. Why is it expected that passions diverge and how can they be reconciled?