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The Gouren, or Breton struggle, is a "standing" struggle inspired by the Greco-Roman struggle, the two men confront each other face to face, forcing them to put their shoulders on the ground at the same time.
Since 2011, Nolwenn Brod has been questioning the ambiguity of the confrontation, the trust that wrestlers have in each other, the gnarled embrace, the grace of silhouettes and gestures, the delight. The statuary aestheticism of a face-to-face in diverted embraces, the wrestler gives himself "body and soul" and the violence in this new form of struggle tends to be more internalized, incorporated, symbolic.
It shows the wrestlers in landscapes of Brittany, the notion of testimony is geographically embedded in the places where the fights took place in the past, until today. Summer tournaments are played on sawdust, she then attaches herself to the "emptiness" of the post-fight, the portrait is frontal, everything is codified.