A central part of Chapter 1NE by Edson Sabajo & Guillaume Schmidt was the Boxing Clinic. For ten weeks, the selected boxing team participated in a intensive boxing training programme, developed by seven-time boxing world champion Michele Aboro (Aboro Academy) in the centre of the exhibition space.
Sabajo: ‘Sport’s an incredibly important outlet. Your brain functions better, you’re quicker and more direct. If you have problems and you start exercising, you can clear your head. Then you immediately start working on those problems instead of sweeping them under the carpet.’
The ten-week programme culminated in a full-on boxing gala in the ring, designed by visual artist Gabriel Lester. Ben Clement of Good Sport Magazine was present and captured some beautiful images.