The Fall

Video 2019. She swings on a hammock.

It was made during the exhibition at the Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunst, Oudenaarde, Belgium and [by’ro]. It was registered in the premises of a former 13th Cistercian church. She swings on a hammock. The hammock in her country, Venezuela and in all of South America is a refuge, a shelter, a place to linger in, to foster ideas, to philosophize. Here she uses it as swing, a way to get detached from earth, tilting herself up higher and higher until her own speed and haughtyness brings her to the fall. I could not help but think of The fall of Icarus by P. Breughel, paintings that hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts Brussels.  Philippe Braem [by’ro].