the temptation of falling

single channel HD video, 19’36

Icarus. The boy who flew too high, lost his wings and fell. Or the boy who looked down from the heights and fell seduced by the ground.

Dissolve, thaw, melt, meld, fade, evaporate. The temptation of falling as a seductive alternative choice with the power to disrupt and invert the linear storytelling of success. 

Through the recollection and displacement of the myth told by artists through history, this work proposes an alternative fiction where falling outweighs ascension and looking down displaces looking up. The small, the insignificant, the overlooked shine now like golden sparkles in a honey bath.

Sound designer: Gonzalo San Miguel