What does it mean "to have heart"?
This is the question I asked Robert, an experienced boxer and jazz mucician in East London. In just about three and a half minutes, he explains what it means "to have heart" in the Martial Arts and Boxing in partiular. He also draws parallels to the London riots in 2011 and social disparities in London.
Based on this interview I made a video collage that features Robert. In another corner of the video I am confronted by the Security Guards of Canary Wharf, a private high security area, because I tried to run through the area with a camera.
There is tension in the air. You can feel it. Everybody tries to make it somehow, to compete and to win. In one corner of the video collage I show two clips that I shot during a Muay Thai competition in the O2 Arena. On the left side something is about to explode. Hand wraps are prepared. Then the knockout happens. Different videos of different lenghts phase in and out: a pattern of variation and repetition. Everything happens simultaneously.
Robert finishes the interview with a statement: "We, the majority, we have to weak up. Change is necesseray."