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Falling Sky

Krista Steinke's avatar Krista Steinke

"Falling Sky” is an installation that plays off the folktale “Chicken Little” by imagining the impossibility of the sky falling. The project takes a satirical perspective on cultural paranoia, our incessant fascination with the end of the world, and photography’s role in fueling this obsession, while instilling both belief or disbelief in what might be possible or impossible. Here, I am interested in exploring the poetry of materials and subverting the preciousness inherent to the photographic medium by allowing for obvious signs of artifice to appear. The results introduce new conceptual possibilities at the intersection of beauty, abstraction, and an inconceivable dystopian existence, allowing for various levels of meaning to emerge. For me, looking up at the sky can induce a tinge of anxiety and other times deliver a sense of hope. The project functions as a gentle reminder about our longing to connect with the natural world and a metaphor for issues surrounding the environment.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: photography
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: varialbe