Glorious 

Glorious, digital video still, 2017

Glorious, digital video still, 2017

 

'Glorious, no, I won’t give in, I won’t give in, ’til i’m victorious

It wasn’t until after 1989 that it was publicly acknowledged that most professional wrestling matches weren’t legitimate, but they did put performers at risk. World Wrestling Entertainment refers both to the hybrid sport-entertainment code, and to the promotion itself. It refers to the thing and to the thing that keeps it going.

I will defend, I will defend, And I’ll do what I must,
No, I won’t give in, I won’t give in,

Glorious takes from the legitimate-non-legitimate world of world wrestling entertainment and looks at the shifting politics of bodies in contact with each other and with everything else.

Oh, so glorious, Until the end, Until the end.'

 
Glorious, install detail, West Space, 2017, Photo Credit by Christo Crocker

Glorious, install detail, West Space, 2017, Photo Credit by Christo Crocker

Glorious, digital video still, 2017

Glorious, digital video still, 2017

Glorious, install detail, West Space, 2017, Photo Credit: Christo Crocker

Glorious, install detail, West Space, 2017, Photo Credit: Christo Crocker

Glorious, install detail, West Space, 2017, Photo Credit: Christo Crocker

Glorious, install detail, West Space, 2017, Photo Credit: Christo Crocker

2 channel video of  dance/fight performed by Natalie Abbott and Leah Landau at West Space in Melbourne.

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