“Chin Up Chin Down” is a participatory performance, a game, that reflects upon the relationships between a photographer, the one being photographed, and a camera. Two people are giving each other multiple instructions — where to move, where to look, how to feel. Their communication is based on controlling each other in front of a camera and for the camera. This project exists in the form of video documentation of each game and its translation into a format of a booklet.
“Chin Up Chin Down” looks into when and how do we become readable images and challenges the language of power.