Behind the Golden Curtain
|In March, as winter fell into spring, I began work with the National Community Wrestling Alliance, returning week after week to their dojo based in the smaller town of Rotherham, just up the road from Sheffield.
My initial intention was to make a short film, a project I had been discussing with Marcus and Clive whilst we were making Factory Floor, however after a few weeks of visiting the group I felt it important to continue with the stills images I’d been making as notes for the planned video piece. I was privileged to discover and be welcomed by a constructive and rewarding community that is characterised by dedication, continual self-assessment and incredibly strong personal links and support.
The project is moving fairly slowly at the moment, though is far from over, and what is presented here represents a window into my first six months with the group.