4 Hour Performance
15th October 2010
Gruberjeva Palace, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Photos: © Nada Zgank
Courtesy: City of Women
This architecturally inventive work is an unfolding of a human body attempting to make a slow, gradual, controlled fall backwards. Body and building architecture are compared within a precarious relationship, trying to find moments of balance, which are lost to the ungainly. Hand holds and eye holds are searched out and found, as the stair rope is clasped and the audiences’ gaze met with specific holds and releases.
This work was originally made for a Victorian stone staircase in Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.
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