Maggie Snyder

HIT, publicity material, 2014

HIT in progress with female participant, Gallery 7, 2014

HIT in progress with female participant, Gallery 7, 2014

HIT in progress with male participant, Gallery 7, 2014

HIT in progress with male participant, Gallery 7, 2014

Installation view with foregrounded punch mitts, Gallery 7, 2014

Video monitors, playing video of hit training, video loop + sound, Gallery 7, 2014 

Video monitors, playing video of hit training, video loop + sound, Gallery 7, 2014

Full installation gallery view, from entrance, Gallery 7, Madison, WI 2014

Visitor-participants enter the gallery and encounter a woman holding training pads for martial arts. She invites them to hit her, but also coaches them in correct technique. 


During a break in punching, the woman invites participants to reflect on a battle they've been fighting and invites participants to visualize this battle while using new striking skills to beat the punching mitts with everything they've got, until they are spent.

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