Lullaby for the Almost Falling Woman

Cathy Sisler

1996, 21:30 minutes, colour, English


"If it wasn't for these falling bodies she would teeter all night on her precarious conviction that she could someday prove her worthiness by just eradicating her clumsiness, but now her will for this is losing force. Her falling intention is starting to show."
..."Later that night the Almost Falling Woman is unable to fall, she starts to count shapes. She is counting shapes because she thinks she heard someone suggest it once as a way of falling asleep." C.Sisler - Lullaby for the Almost Falling Woman

S'il n'y avait pas ces effondrements, elle vacillerait la nuit de sa conviction précaire qu'elle pourrait prouver un jour sa valeur en mettant fin à son comportement maladroit, mais cette volonté maintenant est en train de disparaître. Sa faculté à s'effondrer réapparaît. Plus tard cette nuit-là, la " femme qui s'effondre presque " n'est pas en mesure de le faire, elle compte les formes (Cathy Sisler utilise
shape pour sheep, mouton).
Elle est en train de les compter car elle pense à quelqu'un qui une fois lui a dit que c'était une manière de tomber de sommeil.

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