Installation and documentation of of Falling Forward film/installation at Panorama 12:Soft Machine at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing France, 2010
Projet : Falling Forward
Projection vidéo HD on Plasma Screen in purpose built installation space
"A film that explodes an idea of time and présence. Filmed in extreme slow motion the work is a suggestion of a presence passing the camera, as if the spectator is looking through a window onto an event happening in real time.
Falling figures are drawn by gravity towards an inevitable end when leaping into space. In photographs figures float, stoical and free, open to forces beyond them. Resigned to a conclusion that is foregone, realized in oblivion, in disappearance, what are the thoughts, the memories at this precise moment for this person? An eternity is experiences within seconds, seemingly oblivious to all else around them. I want this film to freeze this compressed moment of contemplation.
Images of broken ice, glass, photographs and dust are captured at 1000 frames per second, whilst a solitary female figure passes the screen in one brief moment. The accompanying soundtrack maintains a hovering tension, creating an inviting, sensual yet melancholy présence"