Fighting Song

Hanna Furmage

Exhibition Dates
9 February - 4 March 2006

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

Overview

"Each boxing match is a story -
a unique and highly condensed drama without words,
this doesn't mean that it has no text or language
only that the text is improvised in action"
- Joyce Carol Oates.

Fighting Song was a new media performance collaboration developed by 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 involved a group of boxers presenting a one off evening of live boxing rounds in a ring installed at Artspace. New sensor technologies were attached to Denver Matthews' body. The sensors translated the actions of Matthews' fighting each of his opponents into live sound. The installation exhibited the debris of the fights, the sound and video recordings from the fights and the paraphernalia of the setting.

Hannah Furmage, 'Fighting Song', performance, Artspace, Sydney, 2006