The Jump Films explore the relationship between performance art and the documentation that survives the physical event. Each film documents a dramatic jump, or fall, captured at thousands of frames per second and shot with a high-speed camera that is normally used in scientific research or car-crash testing. The three films are each shot in contradictory styles and at different speeds. One film seems to document an abortive suicide attempt, another a stunt from a Hollywood movie, and the third as an absurd Olympic event. Originally made on 16mm film, this new HD presentation re-stages the work in a new medium.
Mark Neville is a UK based photographer and filmmaker, currently based in Glasgow. His work has been exhibited internationally at major museums and galleries with solo shows at: Kunsthaus Essen, Germany; Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute; Hunterian Museum, Glagsow; and Street Level, Glasgow. He has participated in group exhibitions at: The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Tate Britain, London; Kunstmuseum, Bern; Modern Art Oxford and Tramway, Glasgow.
Commissioned and produced by CIRCA Contemporary Art Projects, curated by Sam Watson and Adam Phillips. Supported by Arts Council England.