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FALLING WEST, 2006

The series Falling West is set at the westernmost point of the European continent, Cabo da Roca in Portugal. It is an exploration of geographical pilgrimage and the sculptural transformation of the camera-prepared body.

The final wall built at the edge of the cliff draws steady streams of people all year round. The visitors claim the area as a cultural point, as well as the most distant point at which we can easily exert influence over our solid environment. Beyond this point, the transitory depth of the ocean may be a reminder, perhaps a memento of the natural that evades control and capture.

Such marker sites serve as magnets, drawing people to them. The structure of this place has been mapped out over time by those who walk through the environment, leaving an imprint of their route. This process indicates how one can replicate images and become part of the collective experience.

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