In 1970 Bas Jan Ader made the ﬁrst of a series of ﬁlms using gravity as a medium. Fall 1 shows him seated on a chair on the roof of his home in Claremont, California. He topples the chair, causing himself to fall to the ground. He loses a shoe on the way down, the chair comes to rest on the edge of the roof, and Ader disappears into the bushes around the house.
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|Title||Fall I, Los Angeles|
|Material and technique||16mm film, black and white, silent|
Film > Audio-visual work > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Duration (sec) 24
Bas Jan Ader
Cameravrouw: Mary Sue Andersen-Ader
|Credits||Permanent vertoningsrecht verkregen van / Permanent exhibition rights obtained from: Mary-Sue Andersen-Ader 1992|
|Age artist||About 28 years old|
16mm film > Film (technique) > Technique > Material and technique
Black and white (film) > Image > Technique > Material and technique
Silent > Sound > Technique > Material and technique
|Place of manufacture||Los Angeles > California > The United States of America > North America > America|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|