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Annette Habel
(48 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London)
London Metropolitan University

My photographs and films owe much to the camera's peculiar relationship with time. I invent situations and record what takes place: people trying, and failing, to sit still; domestic appliances sent flying; human bodies falling. These interventions are rooted in a deep sense of curiosity; a desire to see. The camera can reveal the normally unseen, not only moments too fast for the human eye to register, but also inner processe ...[more]
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In my research I found that narratives and images of falling allude to notions of temporality, mortality, evolution, transformation; that, in this context, images can be an instrument of transcendence.

I would like to further investigate the theme of falling with use of time-based media. During the making of the FALLING BODIES photographic series, I researched the use of high-speed video (shelved at the time, due to cost) and made various slow-motion studies with DV and 16mm film. I am interested in the effect of speed/duration, camera angle and the work’s spatial arrangement on the reading of the image.

I would seek to create an immersive experience, perhaps with multiple screens, the moving image possibly triggered by the interaction by the viewer’s interaction with the space. The experience should encompass an intimate encounter of the viewer with a person, or persons, in freefall.

I would like the moving image to speak for itself, with no questions of ‘how it was done’, but for the viewer to fully concentrate on the encounter with the subject, and to witness the whole event – the launch/ the letting go, the fall, and the impact.

In a practical sense, location of filming, recruitment of ‘fallers’, safety and risk, management of shoot, post-production, the project would benefit from the experience I gathered in making previous work.
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