Events&Exhibitions

In Free Fall
Date: 01 - 30 October, 2010
Location: Picture This Studio, Bristol, UK

old man and a dog in desert landscape with wreck of jumbo jet in background

Images:

  • 1In Free Fall installed at Picture This, 2010
  • 2In Free Fall installed at Picture This, 2010
  • 3In Free Fall installed at Picture This, 2010
  • 4In Free Fall installed at Picture This, 2010
  • 5In Free Fall installed at Picture This, 2010

In Free Fall installed at Picture This, 2010

Synopsis:

Picture This presents In Free Fall, featuring new work by artist and theorist Hito Steyerl.

 

In Free Fall features a montage of appropriated and new footage, interviews and voice-over narrative. Through the shared language of images and information, Steyerl closely examines the economic networks which define our existence, and the film facilitates an analysis of global complexities.

In Free Fall incorporates a trio of works: Before the Crash, After the Crash and Crash, which tell the story of the current global economic crisis through the example of an aeroplane junkyard in the Californian desert. The aeroplane junkyard reveals the anatomy of all sorts of crashes: both fictional and real. This is an investigation of planes as they are parked during the economic downturn, stored and recycled, revealing unexpected connections between economy, violence and spectacle.


Commissioned in partnership with Collective and Chisenhale Gallery In Free Fall was premiered at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2010, and is her first major solo exhibition in the UK. In Free Fall tours to Chisenhale Gallery, London and the 7th Taipei Biennial 2010.

Opening Times:

Thursday - Saturday
12-5.30pm

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Artists
Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl is an internationally acclaimed artist and theoretician based in Berlin.

Essays
After before now: Notes on In Free Fall

Writer and curator Gil Leung looks at how moments in an object's life are framed in Hito Steyerl's In Free Fall.

News
Hito Steyerl interview on A.P.Engine

Read an interview with recently commissioned artist Hito Steyerl on A.P.Engine. Hito's In Free Fall opens next week at Picture This - preview 6 -

News
Bridget Crone on Hito Steyerl's In Free Fall

New article on APEngine by Bridget Crone on Hito Steyerl's In Free Fall currently showing here at Picture This