The title “Broken Fall (Again)” refers to the work of Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader. His films show various falls, the risk of being injured that the artist exposes himself to and his complete lack of any attempt to maintain control are shocking. The topic of failure and the vulnerability as an invariable human characteristic have provoked many artists after Ader to reconstruct his performances. In her current work, Albena Baeva, has studied Ader’s “Broken Fall (Organic)”. She adds the audience as a new element to this emblematic work. A small trampoline enables audience members to control the movement in the video. The relation between the falling body in the projection and the spectator’s jump turns these two states – of jumping and falling – into inseparable elements of a joint free fall experience.

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