The Fall is composed of two complementary sections: a performance and an installation. The action of the performer consists into follow a tutorial that indicates the process to fall like a robot. The tutorial starts with an analysis of Boston Dynamics’ video, in which the balance of a robot is tested while it keeps on falling.
Giang Hoang Nguyen asked a choreographer to create the performance’s movements: the result is a slow and automated act. During the performance the repetitive motion makes the performer’s body increasingly artificial. The fall, that is something random and unpredictable from which learning mechanisms derive, becomes controllable and measurable in this performance. The technology is modeled according to biological processes and therefore the fall no longer belongs to the human being, but also to the machine. Human and art overlap without ceasing, leading the man towards an unknown future. The symbol of this future is the fall itself, able to lead to an advancement as well to a ruinous failure.