Falling Fictions took its shape from a commissioned text by artist and writer Francesco Pedraglio. In his story an object begins to fall. As it falls, it falls through thirteen Heavens and nine Underworlds before coming to rest, finally, on Earth. Throughout the process of falling, and in each layer, the object changes form, shifting to become something else, both physically and conceptually, gathering new meaning. Told in three voices – The Voice of the Room, the Chorus and The Voice of the Night – the tale gradually picks up pace, reaching a crescendo akin to the collision an object might make on the floor of the exhibition room, where it lands fully-formed. You can read the text HERE.
The exhibition and the accompanying publication are the product of a collaboration between me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation with the London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the Master’s degree in ‘Curating the Contemporary’.
Falling Fictions was curated by Alejandro Alonso Díaz, Amy E. Brown and Rosie Snaith.