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Still, Rise and Fall

Transcending Beauty: Fiona Tan’s Rise and Fall and Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder

* Mary Camille Beckman *

One afternoon last week, on vacation in British Columbia with my family, my boyfriend and I slipped away from the boozing and card playing for a quick visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. We arrived at the museum shortly before closing and walked into the first gallery we saw, a small dark room where we found Fiona Tan’s 21-minute, two-channel video installation Rise and Fall (2009). I loved it. I returned the next day—our last day in the city—to watch it again