Catch my Fall


In September 2003, for an ambitious collective exhibition called Mexico Illuminated (Reading, Philadelphia), Lebrija returned to the theme of flight, but this time from a more private perspective. Catch my Fall, the piece in question, is a slow-motion video recording in which the artist in pyjamas patterned like a starry sky is shown shamelessly bouncing up and down on a bed in a hotel room. Halfway between childish mischief and an acid trip, Catch my Fall, with its hypnotic to-and-from motion, remotely evokes the gentle, hilarious, precise scene with the globe in Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.