David Schulz: Variations of a Fall

David Schulz: Variations of a Fall
Library Shelf Location ABC-SCHU
Publication Date 2002

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The premise of Variations of a Fall is a recurring dream of falling through space. Evincing three variations of the dream, the book references Dante’s Divine Comedy via levels of dream experience, ie. hell, purgatory, and heaven, and in doing so considers our perception of the nature of death as a critical aspect of our identity. These levels are manifested by double-page spreads that contain gridded assemblages of four photographs (on the right) and unrelated epigrammatic stories or musings (on the left). In each photographic grid, one of the four images follows an anonymous character through scenarios that pique specific emotional states, while the three surrounding images range from obscured panoramas to vertiginous drops—spaces that create moments the viewer may tend to associate with the character’s present state of mind. The verbal segment of the book navigates the terrain of human experience in much the same way as the pictures do. Stories of ‘close-calls’ and digging large holes in the dirt bring to mind relationships that challenge individual choices with a universal animating force that minimizes differences between humans and worms to the point of consciousness alone.

ISBN 0898220823
Quantity 1
Author David Schulz
Publisher Visual Studies Workshop Press
Related Artist David Schulz
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Photography
Related Event Artists' Books: Outside of a Dog, Paperbacks and Other Books by Artists (27 Sept 03-30 May 04)
Language English

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