A site-specific light, sound, and video installation created by Nighthouse Studio – Elaine Buckholtz, Floor van de Velde, and Ian Winters. Text Design: Ana Montenegro.
FMCAC commissioned nationally recognized visual artist, Elaine Buckholz to create an installation that can be viewed from the outside of the unique Gallery 308 space. The result is a visceral exploration architecture and space with the windows of Gallery 308 serving as a portal or lens to project both on and through.
The title of the installation, Freely Falling Objects comes from systematic experiments carried out by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Freely falling objects are not supported by anything and not acted on by any forces except the gravitational force. Objects near the surface of the earth accelerate due to the gravitational force between the objects and the earth. Objects become freely falling at a very specific moment in their descents. Buckholtz’s work examines this specific moment and transition of form, this changing relationship of movement, this existence inside in between space.
The accompanying text in Freely Falling Object is taken from the inspiration of Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist, Vilem Flusser (1920-1991). His critical work focused on our experiences as a culture interacting in the post technological era. His breakdown of these influences reveals how we perceive and comprehend ourselves as we rapidly move through in contemporary nonlinear, spatial experiences.