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Ava Porter: Base

Ava Porter (UCSD): $1,000 for Base. Mini-Grant.

Base is a video and sculptural installation that engages the classical subject matter of wrestling within manifold contemporary contexts related to media, form, and politics. With multiple cameras, I will film two professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wrestlers as they spar in an octagonal pool of wet clay. The result will be a complex short film as well as a sculpture made from the imprint of the wrestlers’ actions. Base will constitute my thesis work and will be presented publicly this October.

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