Early on, I was thinking of 50’s and 60’s sport illustrations. Black and White posters of boxing fights, the imagery of athletics exhibitions and the Olympics. The pureness of this type of illustration, graphic and abstract, black and white, was a visual reference for me. But sport events are notoriously badly shot in a purely functionalistic way. I started researching movies that have filmed sport events and two of them inspired me: Kon Ichikawa's Tôkyô Orinpikku (Tokyo Olympiades) an art-documentary that follows the 1964 Summer Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies. Ichikawa manages to isolate individuals, athletes , spectators, judges, in extremely graphic, colored with that particular 60’s film nuance, frames. And of course, the opening sequence of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull, where Jake LaMotta is warming up before a fight, in a smoky, abstract geometrical boxing ring defined by the musical partition like, horizontal ropes. The solitude of the fighter in this sequence is the subject of the film, since there is something deeply solitary in every athlete who spends most of his day trying to overcome his own limits, trying to surpass himself before others.