Freely Falling Objects (Reflections on meaning from the Flusser Archives)

Thursday, November 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg A, San Francisco, CA 94123

Additional performances: November 5, 7, 8-9, 11-12

Video preview of project:

Freely Falling

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) is pleased to present Freely Falling Objects (Reflections on meaning from the Flusser Archives), a site-specific light, sound, and video installation created by Nighthouse Studio – Elaine Buckholtz, Floor van de Velde, and Ian Winters.

The title of the installation, Freely Falling Objects comes from systematic experiments carried out by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) during his investiagtions of the nature of gravity. By definition, freely falling objects are not supported by anything and not acted on by any forces except the gravitational force. Objects only become freely falling at a very specific moment in their descents. Buckholtz's work examines this specific moment and transition of form, this changing relationship of movement, this existence inside in between space.

The accompanying text in Freely Falling Objects is taken from the inspiration of Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist, Vilem Flusser (1920-1991). His critical work focused on our experiences as a culture interacting in the post technological era. His breakdown of these influences reveals how we perceive and comprehend ourselves as we rapidly move through in contemporary nonlinear, spatial experiences.

Elaine Buckholtz is represented by Electric Works.