In the film Descent, a camera was lowered through the morning mist to the ground from a crane over a massive construction site at London’s Canary Wharf. By presenting the image upside down, Catherine Yass examines perspectival distortions, disorientating slowness and the gradual pulling apart of time, space and a sense of reality. By doing this, the viewer’s sense of gravity is inverted.
2002, 16mm, colour, silent, 8′ 7″
– See also Conversation 2.