Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Hito Steyerl’s In Free Fall (2010) follows the journey of a Boeing 707 airplane from its acquisition by TWA, through its role in Israeli military operations and subsequent stardom in the Hollywood movie Speed (1994), to its afterlife as scrap metal in the Mojave Desert and DVDs in China. In doing so Steyerl traces tangled economies through the life of a commodity.
Hito Steyerl (b. 1966; Munich, Germany), In Free Fall, 2010. High-definition video, color, sound; 32 min.; edition no. 1/7, 2 AP. Centre Pompidou Foundation; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner © Hito Steyerl, courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
In Free Fall is co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, Picture This, Bristol and Collective, Edinburgh.
Cinematography: Kevan Jenson/Christoph Manz
Editing: Cristovao dos Reis
Principal cast: Imri Kahn, Kevan Jenson, Mike Potter
This screening is free with Museum admission.
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