The book documents a mixed-media installation by Sam Falls where the artist explores ways of faithfully representing time
and understanding it through art. For Falls, time is elusive and the future is “filled with meaning” only when it becomes “now”. The present, divided between past and future, has the optimism of production and the melancholy of aging.
“As the moon orbits the earth it tries to pull everything toward it, the only thing the earth can't hold on to is water. People can hold on to everything but time. The ocean moves up and down, it cleanses the rocks and sand. Time heals our wounds but it ages our bodies. There's a beauty and a sadness in the moon, in time. There's eternal return in the cycle of the tide, it defies time while time defines us. This show merges natural elements and artistic processes to highlight our relationship to time, the intrinsic lightness and darkness of aging, the gravitational pull of life, and the shifting spectrum of melancholy.”
Sam Falls, presentation of the project, January 2015.
Published following the artist's exhibition at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, from February 14 to April 18, 2015.
edition of 500 copies.
Born 1984 in San Diego, Sam Falls lives and works in Los Angeles and New York State.
published in June 2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
17 x 21 cm (softcover, dust cover)
224 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-97503-67-5
EAN : 9788897503675