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Pugilist 449

Alex Davies

Pugilist Series 449 is a single channel video installation in which a boxer (the artist’s sister) delivers a flurry of several hundred blows to the artist’s body and head over five rounds. The artist attempts to remain static and the involuntary sound of his body being impacted are almost his only reaction.

Wearing a head mounted camera and binaural microphones in his ears the artist documents the assault from the aggressor from a first person perspective. Time is distorted accentuating the beautiful fluidity of the movement counter-pointed against the violence. Speakers are mounted behind the audience with the projection surface in front further placing the audience within the work as a victim.

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