The title of the work comes from the optimal length of rope required in order to be hanged. The title also plays on the idea of losing it all, falling from grace, and how slippery life can shift from one state to another and the unfortunate consequences of that.
This work was commissioned by Catherine Bell, artist and curator of the exhibition Trouble Set Me Free which explored important themes of tragedy, loss and catharsis through black humour and personal narrative.
Stephen Garrett The Distance One Must Fall 2010, four cardboard marquettes, steel frame and mdf, digital prints
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