Falling Portraits – Trials in Empty Room
Photographic Series of Performative Self-Portraits, 2012
gelatin silver prints
Can you gain routine in falling?
I trigger the 10-second delay self-timer of my camera, position myself in front of the lens, count down to 10 and let myself fall. Then, I repeat until the roll of film is full.The more often I try to fall, the more difficult it becomes. Usually, with iteration comes improvement. The natural instinct of our body, however, is to catch itself. Failure is part of progression.