Something Always Falls is based on snapshots taken in Beirut, Berlin, Florence and Cairo between 2006 and 2013. This series of multi-layered and psychedelic photomontages deals with the aftermath of several physical injuries Shahbazi suffered during this time. The series does not narrate the accidents. Rather it operates with the logic of free association to excavate the circumstances leading to the story.
Pigmented ink prints, framed.
Dimensions 80x60 cm
Semi-abstract, full of tingly colors and half-digested images, these works are like X-rays of a brain on fire.
Ben Davis on Something Always Falls, ArtNet.News, March 2015