When Statues Fall


What goes up must go down.


When Statues Fall is an ongoing series that explores Western’s fabrication processes of an imaginary field of the heroic during past and contemporary history in the physical and digital realms. The project explores the tensions between the permanent and the transitional, disruption and creation, the virtual and the physical, the ephemeral and the archival, among fantasy and reality. Comparing and playing with these contrasting concepts, the project explores models of collective memory around the civilizing hero’s figure that records stored in the digital archive’s collections and virtual generated images, do they imply and suggest.