The Collapse Before The Fall (2020)
Moving between thoughts on the night, failure and the queer image, this research investigates the use of metaphor, the collapse of masculinity and the potential to overcome shame, considering ideas of abjection, the fallen male figure and the apologetic. The notion of fixity has been crucial in terms of both the physicality of the works along with the concept of paralysis (or more so, the third stage of human decomposition; rigor mortis). Solarisation has transformed some of these latent images, the process whereby the prints have exposure to light again, rendering a poetic analogy to marginal spaces, to being on the edge, being between states and the space of the night too.
Daniel Bracken • Tris Bucaro • Nadja Ellinger • Mara Gajic • Ruijing Ge • Roei Greenberg • Godith Hawkins • Qian Jiang • Lunhua Kong • Tom Medwell • Jonas Mlejnek • Thomas Moen • Ioanna Sakellaraki • Yilin Shi • Jukan Tateisi • Constanza Valderrama • James Wilde • Lidan Yang • Sine Zheng •