take down

Take down is an ongoing visual project about the amateur Greco-Roman wrestling team of the Grupo Desportivo da Mouraria.

“So this is not a project about wrestling, as it appears to be. The proximity between these bodies, as well as between the bodies and the floor that supports them, and even between the bodies and the photographic rectangle that encapsulates them, was captured in a way that is extremely subtle, ephemeral and transcendental. It’s definitely the sign of a happy community that it manages to engage, physically, and mimic rhythms, whatever the nature of these rhythms”.

Sofia Silva @ nihilsentimentalgia