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Gallery Artists > Jaan Toomik

Jaan Toomik

Untitled 2002

Untitled 2002
Untitled 2002
video installation, BETA SP 0:37 2002

The project depicts free falling from the height of 9 meters that is similar to diving or jumping into water, but instead of water the earth swallows the artist. While preparing for the action I had to go through a special training that consisted of rope climbing and water jumping. A hole was dug in the earth and filled with carton boxes. The surface was covered with grass to hide the hole. The action was accompanied by a special sound synchronous with falling and vanishing into the earth. The project is dedicated to my dead brother.

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