With Pain and Love
Martin Sulzer, 2019, video

With Pain and Love takes up the age-old challenge of making the enigmatic connection between body and mind tangible, ultimately rendering the invisible visible - this time with the help of artificial intelligence. Children transforming into fitness equipment as well as a contactless martial art that creates a tender safe space for military enthusiasts, constitutes the center of the work. Stroller moms, non-contact combat, and machine learning: all are united by a diffuse promise of salvation, a firm determination to optimize the self, and the prospect of a seemingly clear path to success.