”I realize that they have surrendered to each other’s hands. All it takes is one wrongful grip or a skewed landing and they will hurt themselves bad. That is why every movement comes with a consideration that the violence tries it’s best to mask.They scream, they shake from aggression but for every time Mattias “places” Joel in the right position before falling, elbow first on his chest, the fighting catches a whole other meaning. One that can only be interpreted in terms of tenderness. These moments are fleeting, but once I discover them they shine bright and everything else vanishes into the shadows”.  Writing: Julius Viktorsson Reportage on the wrestlers Leeloo Demorhne, Mattias Dahl and Jonna Roslund. Malmö/Halmstad, 2016/2017

”I realize that they have surrendered to each other’s hands. All it takes is one wrongful grip or a skewed landing and they will hurt themselves bad. That is why every movement comes with a consideration that the violence tries it’s best to mask.They scream, they shake from aggression but for every time Mattias “places” Joel in the right position before falling, elbow first on his chest, the fighting catches a whole other meaning. One that can only be interpreted in terms of tenderness. These moments are fleeting, but once I discover them they shine bright and everything else vanishes into the shadows”.

Writing: Julius Viktorsson
Reportage on the wrestlers Leeloo Demorhne, Mattias Dahl and Jonna Roslund.
Malmö/Halmstad, 2016/2017

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