When I participated in a residency program in Izamal, Mexico, I performed a ritualistic performance 'Relational Boxing' based on Maya culture with other invited artists and local people.
At the performance, three persons boxed in a heptagonal boxing ring formed by seven persons. After the no-hand-boxing performance ’Code Combat', I had been focusing on what fighting in sports can build a successful relationship among players. Also at the Relational Boxing, I aimed at building the relationship with new persons by an intentional fight.
But this time, I was influenced by dynamics of the spiral which is regarded as a symbol of Maya and its perspective on nature, and developed the role of fight in a different manner from the Code Combat. The main interpretation of this attempt was: the cycle that turning points or changes would be brought by fights and they also could generate a fight is a spiral which means a destructive, inevitable progress. Based on that, I intended to make a structure of a fight that three fighters continuously meet a situation where they have no choice to fight something by their interaction, the transformation of the ring and environmental changes. The ring forming this fight was made to be changed depending on circumstance, and to be able to face not only with others but also phenomenal, natural changes.