BULLPIT

 

 

BULLPIT

 

2017

video-loop  | 11:00 min

 

In Bullpit you can see a pogoing group of policemen in riot police uniform. It is unclear in which context the scene takes place. It oscillates between a brutal clash and the silly bellows of little boys. Slapsticism and aggressiveness go hand in hand. The slow motion makes the movements seem dance-like, even tender. Violence is replaced by play, the street battle is replaced by a loving brawl. The police as guardians of security act in an irrational act of excess. The whole thing is a border crossing that contradicts the determination of the police officers as guardians of law and order. The video suggests a utopia in which state power has become obsolete and is only directed against itself. Demonstrators fighting policemen are familiar images. A strange image are policemen who fight against policemen, the opponent is himself. In BULLPIT the horizon forms the borderline between violence and lust.