single channel video
This video depicts a person/girl/woman jumping on a bed as a textual narrative describes an emergency situation, most likely on a plane. Jump transforms a child gesture into a situation where the act of jumping becomes an escape.
Jump was commissioned for 50,000 Beds, a project by Chris Doyle at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Artspace in New Haven, and Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, 2007. Doyle commissioned different artists to make short videos, each set in a different hotel, motel, or inn across Connecticut.
Excerpt from a conversation between Chris Doyle and Nayda Collazo-Llorens published in the exhibition catalog:
CD: Jump seems very much about memory. Is that where you started?
NCL: Yes, memory has a lot to do with it, and it was also the point of departure for the piece. When you asked me to consider the hotel room for a video, my mind went back to when I was a child and how the first thing I did as I entered a hotel room was to jump on the bed. That was my starting point for the piece. Of course, the fact is I am not a kid anymore and things are more complex. That is what I wanted to work with, both the starting point and the complexity of what follows.