The Fear of Falling

Conceived in a unique collaboration by artists, Sophie Young (nee Lewis) and Emma Critchley, The Fear of Falling, is a series of timeless, life-size underwater portraits that invite new ways to consider the profound experience of submergence. Exploring our changing relationship with the present moment whilst immersed, the subject moves away from the ethereal and floating imagery usually associated with water and offers instead a more grounded and weighted sense of being. With a gentle nod towards the Industrial Revolution and making processes surrounding the period, the portraits pose the question; could the shifts in consciousness whilst immersed be akin to those experienced centuries ago?

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