How We Fall
18 April 2017 - 14 May 2017 / 09:00
Like its counterpart Shall I This Time Hold You?, which is also on display at the Barbican, How We Fall examines a moment of dramatic change. Where Shall I This Time Hold You? invites us to consider moments of past and present beauty, How We Fall is perhaps more suggestive of moments of personal, political and collective trauma. Making reference to the physical structure of the Barbican itself, the film uses cement (the main constituent of concrete) as a symbol of construction and destruction.
Sound by Jo Wills with Sophie Clements
Bullet time photography set-up by New World Designs
Lighting and technical assistance by Paolo Catalano
Filmed at Islington Mill, Manchester
Commissioned by the Barbican