Zazou Roddam

Falling and Laughing

I jump to remember my childhood innocence, past memories of being overexcited, flinging my body into the air.

I have always loved the idea that your feet have to leave the ground in order to express your feelings. In contrast, when you’re having a tantrum, you throw your body on the ground, and don’t get up until everything is fixed.

Remember how brave you felt climbing to the top of a tree? But when you came crashing down, it was almost impossible to get back up.

These images are based on my childhood memories and a period of dissociation that I experienced when I was eighteen.