Fight, 2010, 16mm Film, 5'
‘Fight’ forms part of a trilogy of 16mm films each of which focuses on one gesture that occurs between two people temporarily isolated within a public environment. In each film the gesture becomes a dance between the two protagonists propelled forward through the fluctuations of the dynamics between the two. ‘Fight’, portrays a physical exchange, taking place between a young cycle courier and an aged Hells Angel. While absolutely different physically the two men are equal in strength and the dynamic of the piece is built on their respective waves of aggression and withdrawal. Filmed on a steadicam, the act of looking itself feels embodied as it observes the event from constantly changing vantage points, approaching and withdrawing just as the two men keep performing a dance of aggression around each other.