This book begins in zero gravity and ends with everything flowers. In between, figures are falling as we hear something about philosophy, laughter, architecture and war. With writing and drawing coursing through its pages, Falling gathers momentum and, through this, a picture emerges: it looks something like today.
‘Falling is a work of natural philosophy, about wire-walkers and moonwalkers, elevators, angels, slapstick, skyscrapers, swerves, and the dynamic figure that links them. Here Kreider + O’Leary describe ‘the beautiful mess we’re in’ with a speculative precision. Their description of falling, in its uncoupling of the tyranny of cause and effect, displaces the now-prevalent despondency of end-thinking with a prolific joyousness.’ Lisa Robertson
Kreider + O’Leary are a poet and architect who collaborate to make work in sites such as prisons, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens and desert environments. Dr Kristen Kreider is Reader in Poetry and Poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London. James O’Leary is Lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
Publication Date: January 2015
Format: 130mm x 195mm
Paperback Extent: 96pp
Photography: 20 b&w
Trade Distribution: Central Books Ltd