I look up ... I look down

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I look up ... I look down


A body falls gracefully through the air, kilometres from the earth, appearing to hover between falling, then rising again in a fluid dance that suspends and evades gravity. In I look up … I look down, the laws of science are dispelled as a figure is seen floating through the air without ever approaching the ground. Moving hypnotically around the camera, the body disorients any sense of up and down, its falling motion transforming, at one point, into an ascent, buffeted by the air, toward a passing plane. The endlessly looping motion of this falling body that is both trapped in space and freed by it, creates the illusion that the artist is able to control time and space, if only for a brief moment.



*Abridged version of text by Victoria Lynn for Deep Space,  Immersion and Sensation at ACMI, Melbourne, Australia 2003

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