Upside Downside


[ Dual projection, looped video / 3min ]

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Upside Downside takes classic disaster film Towering Inferno and re-edits it to create an altered narrative loop – each time ‘up’ or ‘down’ is referred to, the clip is used and laid down in chronological order. Alternating between calm and hysteria, this loop is projected opposite a second looped sequence which shows close up shots of characters at the moment they realise they may not survive or there is certain death. It is the breath or gesture of realisation. The doomed characters watch the unfolding disaster, which they in, on the opposite wall.