Brothers | 2014 | two channel video, 12:14
Brothers Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Abdul Abdullah are bonded through family, art and a shared history of amateur boxing in their formative teenage years. Filmed onsite at their sister Rabiah Letizia’s boxing gym in 2014, Brothers is a three minute round of full contact sparring, reflecting their active relationship and mutual respect as a training ground for their respective practices. The same space, tools and discipline provide uniquely different outcomes, nothing is choreographed. Four times slower than life, the work becomes a hypnotic dance, a repetitive preparation for the arduous, lifelong story that an artist must tell.