Falling Steps

Falling Steps is a manual video machine which, is combined from a cube and a winder. Each time that the winder is turned the cubical space is rotated 90 degrees. Every side of the cube has a model staircase in scale 1:10 and a wall, on which there appears a human shadow. The animation, which is produced through this process, shows the human shadow trying to step up or down the stairs, but every position that he achieves the step under him falls. The human shadow, even if it moves continuously it remains in the same position without being able to move up or down. The fall of the steps which happens each time that the model cube rotates, occurs because of the gravity. The project falling steps is an attempt to combine architecture and stop motion animation in order to indicate the difficulty that we experience sometimes in trying to move up or down when the word around us is actually collapsing.