This work was inspired by the experience of flying within dreams. The most common form of the flying dream usually climaxes as the dreamer halts the fall just before landing by waking up. They say that if you do not wake before you land in your dream, you will die. I am interested in the conscious attempt to fly whilst still being subject to the rules of gravity. The illusion of flying in this work could not be sustained, the bodies are suspended momentarily as they drift down out of frame. Hi speed film and wires are commonly used in contemporary cinema (action films like The Matrix) creating the illusion that human bodies can fly. Through the process of making suspense I was making a conscious attempt to fly within limits of available resources. I am more interested in how the failure translates.
Exhibited in CCP's Night Projection Window
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Centre for Contemporary Photography
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