Performance project with George Khosi’s Rhema Boxing Club
Two sites in Johannesburg, 2007
Photographer: Chris Saunders
I worked on Boxing Games while participating in the KinBeJozi residency in April 2007. For two weeks I trained at the George K Khosi Boxing Gym in Hillbrow. With the boxers and their trainers, I developed games that explored the fraught relationship between violence and play, safety and survival.
Rooftop performance, 2007
Four-minute collaborative performance.
Photographer: Alistair McLaughlin
The Boxing Games project culminated in a performance on a nearby rooftop, viewed from a gallery on the 19th floor of a neighbouring building. The final performance incorporated aspects of dance, theatre and boxing. The performance was viewed not only by the gallery’s attendees but also by tge many residents living in the surrounding buildings.
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