REPORT WITH MOUTH PROTECTION
video documentary of a self experiment
Year — 2013
For — FH Vorarlberg
Tasks — Concept, Director, Editor, Punching Bag
During an experimental documentary class at the the FH Vorarlberg, our Prof. Hubert Matt encourages us to explore new ways to challenge ourselves. And that’s how I stumbled upon a boxing club in my neighborhood.
Dumb? Narcissistic? Aggressive? The public perception of boxing can be very one-sides. I admittedly knew very little about the sport. Nevertheless, or precisely because I wasn’t the prototype of a boxing champ, I joined the Dornbirn boxing club in Haselstauden for one month to discover what it meant to be a boxer and to know the feeling that only a boxer can feel in the ring. Throw some punches, get punched….From a boxing champion…. Ouch!
SIDE FACT — I didn’t knew if coach Toni would let me in the ring, and honestly I wasn’t too eager on going in when he let me. Actually punching someone you know and like was the hardest part for me. And dealing with the body hits, they hurt way more than the face hits.