Consisting of footage shot from a train in the stark winter landscape of central France, who falls, was is conceived as both a meditation on thelandscape as a reservoir of historical and psychic resonances and an exploration of the slippery nature of the moving image itself. At work within the piece is an aesthetic that flirts with the disassembly of the very flow of the moving image. The speeding motion of the camera is reduced to a series of smeared instances each giving way to the next in a process that occupies the edge of movement. It is a system of images that threatens to collapse under its own weight as time is stretched and blurred. As such, the work can be seen as an attempt to decode the landscape, to tap the resonances that lie in such movement(s). Rather than using the landscape as a prompt for direct historical narrative or speculation, movement itself becomes the key to this process.
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