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More Man

More Man
Single-channel large-scale video projection
with commentary by Elizabeth Smith
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More Man lays bare the contradictions between adult projections, fears, and fantasies, and children’s realities in the world of youth football. Sports play an influential and clear role in childhood growth and education. In addition to developing physical coordination and a kinesthetic relationship with our environment, they provide arenas for the evolution of self-identity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and our relationship to others. Focusing on adult participation in an organized youth sporting event, More Man reveals inherent behavioral and psychological dynamics: how knowledge, persona, and character are passed down; how men strive to shape and infuse boys with their ideals and beliefs; and, above all, how ideas of masculinity are transmitted from one generation to the next. Looking at adult-child interactions through this competitive and combative prism is a revealing microcosm for life outside the demarcations and boundaries of the playing field.