Simon Faithfull

Gravity Sucks

 


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Gravity Sucks brings together, for the very first time, works representing all of Simon Faithfull's quixotic attempts to escape the earth's gravity.

Faithfull's Escape Vehicles document seven experiments utilising balloons, insects and rockets to offer the viewer the idea of escaping 'G'.

The early vehicles are heroic failures â rocket chairs explode, flies fail to buzz, and things stay on the ground. Alarmingly, as the series progresses the experiments begin to succeed, until Escape Vehicle no.6 follows the journey of a chair as it travels up into the heavens beneath a weather balloon.

This melancholic work transports the viewer to an uninhabitable realm where breathing is impossible and the sky resembles the blackness of space.

Where

The Gallery

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT
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