Mule

Mule.
8mm film digitally transferred
(2minutes, 35 seconds)
2006


Mule is about resistance. Pulling a three hundred pound log encrusted with pressed tin beomes a metaphor for struggle. In this performance piece, forward progress on an inner city street proves near impossible. The object that Pinder moves has been weathered by time. Dissected from deteriorating Baltimore homes, he literally pulls the wreckage of past generations. In a struggle to move forward, every ounce of energy is utilized to create momentum. There is no end in sight. Like a mule, Pinder acts as a beast-of-burden, not focusing on the end, rather pushing forward with blinders, his labor amounting to a pure meditation of what has come before and what lies ahead.