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Terrors and Pleasures of Levitation, no 99 - diagonals and narrative

How can orientation change the meaning and feel of a work of art. Here you see a powerfully expressive photograph in two different orientations. Textual information that indicates the intended orientation has been removed.

What different feelings, meanings, and narratives do each of the orientations conjure? The photograph is called Terrors and Pleasures of Levitation, no. 99. Does one of the orientations seem more terrified or pleasurable? What do you see that leads the interpretation of each orientation in different directions?

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