Tinti / Diaz Morales
Ring, the means of illusion
Ring ? the means of illusion is a conceptual look at the boxing world. The author, Gabriele Tinti, considers boxing to be one of the fine arts. In this work he seeks to capture and convey the complex, deep and existential impact that the display of violence has on the spectator. His words are a kind of simulacra of the boxing world ? a world depicted as a place of illusion and magic in which you can lose your dreams, your identity and all sense of certainty. Images from the same-titled video installation by the Argentine artist Sebastian Diaz Morales complete the book. The video installation is made up of pictorial readings of violence and reality. The images do not tend to show violence as such but rather they reflect a study on its various appearances and ambiguities; and they pose questions about the perception, reality and effect of violence.
Berlin 2012, 32 pages, 20 ill., 17x 24 cm, cloth-hardcover, English