The Pleasure of Vertigo


The Pleasure of Vertigo, 2014, multiple channel video HD, 2:43 m:s, color, silent

Based on the story of Half Hanged Mary of Hadley, Massachusetts, this set of videos examines the twin physical experiences of rising and falling, hanging and swinging. I see these two types of swinging - the destruction of the body by hanging and the pleasure of the body in swinging - as analogs: the body being engaged in the grace of weightlessness, surviving because she breaks free of gravity.

This work was included in the Boston Cyberarts Art on the Marquee Round 8 at the Boston Convention Center