31 January 2006

fighting song

Fighting Song is a new media performance collaboration developed by Sydney based artist Hannah Furmage in collaboration with new media artist Wade Marynowsky, boxer Denver Matthews and a small group of professional and amateur boxers.

The performance element of Fighting Song involves a group of boxers presenting a one off evening of live boxing rounds in a ring installed at Artspace. New sensor technologies are attached to Denver Matthews' body. The sensors translate the actions of Matthews' fighting each of his opponents into live sound.

The installation exhibits the debris of the fights, the sound and video recordings from the fights and the paraphernalia of the setting – ring, ropes, stained mats, discarded gloves.

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