Practice 2: Boxing Games
2019 - 2021
Practice 2 involved me revisiting the gym in Johannesburg, conducting three semi-structured interviews and playing the boxing game again with three of Prince’s boxers. The piece of Creative Analytical Practice writing weaves together all the written data: writing, interviews, photos and sounds, etc. from all of the practices into one polyvocal autoethnographic text (the practice research output). To further interrupt my own voice and reflections on practice 1, 2 and 3, I also commissioned Prince’s nephew Mbesta Reeds to interview Prince in Zulu, where he asked Prince questions about practice 1 (2007) and 2 (2019). His words are also included in the text. These images document the time spent together in Johannesburg in 2019.