Passive/Resistance

This video is a physical exchange of blows that demonstrates the heroics and absurdity of the essence of the Passive Resistance techniques used in the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s. Matt Ravensthal administers blows as Pinder endures the brutality. As the confrontation intensifies, the rhythm of the exchange becomes apparent and drives the dialogue between the two. The viewer becomes complicit as the 'beat down' comes to a sudden end and both performers lock in on the silent participants.