FIGHT

Directed by D-FUSE
Directed by DYSPLA
Soundtrack by Swayzak
an original work commissioned, co-directed and produced by DYSPLACast - Members of Supreme Boxing Club


• DlMIF, Crypt Gallery, London, 14th - 18th March 2018
Strange Umbrellas, IKLECTIC, London, UK, 27th May 2018
• DIMIF, Arthouse Cinema, Crouch End Festival, London, UK, 17th June 2018
Festival of Audacity, Beatfreeks, Birmingham, UK, 27th - 29th Sept 2018
• Aesthetica Film Festival 2019, York, 6th-10th November 2019

FIGHT is a multi channel installation exploring themes of consenting violence being a result of class oppression. It looks at how a society focused on neoliberal ideals can destroy communities and breed fear.

Funded by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA commisioned visual artist D-FUSE to create an instalation for the DYSPLA International Moving IMage Fesival 2018
Voice Over by SHERIDAN MACDONALD
D-Fuse are a London-based artist collective who work across a range of media. Founded in the mid-1990s by Michael Faulkner, D-Fuse’s output encompasses installations, film, experimental documentary, photography, live cinema performances and architectural projects.
  Their work has been shown internationally, including SFMOMA, WRO Festival [Wroclaw], Prix Ars Electronica [Linz], Sonar [Barcelona], onedotzero Festivals, Eyebeam and TriBeCa Film Festival [NYC], MU and STRPFestival [Eindhoven], Lisbon and Valencia Bienniale, Moscow Architectural Biennale, and many others.

FIGHT looks at consenting violence at the hands of patriarchal oppression we combine a speech by Margaret Thatcher with an interview with a 15-year-old British/Lithuainian Boxer Gratis. Fight is a collaboration between DYSPLA and D-Fuse.

The Fight project was originally created for an installation premiering at the DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival, London 2018. The project has now been adapted for other media such as a series of films and a forthcoming audio visual performance with electronic musician Swayzak.

Shot at the Supreme Boxing Club in Enfield, North London, DYSPLA and D-Fuse worked with non actors to create a dual screen poetic documentary. Working with no script, filming a diverse range of persons in everyday society including a 14-year- old english white girl, a slovenian boy and a Turkish immigrant conveying a sense of diversity overcoming barriers of race, age and gender. Fight Focuses on the under-represented and the underdogs in society, striving to achieve or struggling to overcome their fears and dreams. The Supreme Boxing Club itself gives them a sense of belonging, maybe this belonging is the, ‘community’ they crave.

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