In the spring of 2008, I began a long-term project based on a motion study by Eadweard Muybridge that I found in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Using this photograph as a point of departure, I constructed a project that was equal part portraiture and performance, using the front of a historic building in NE Washington, DC, as my backdrop. The project begins by photographing myself repetitively jumping over a stack of books on art, history and culture from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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The Jump (movement v. 1), after E.M.
Sequence of performers: Briant Stringham, Melissa Stringham, Wendy Evans, Mo Hamo, Owen Browne, Jennifer Chisholm, Paul Hess, Nancy Rothgerber, Julie Casey, and Jeffrey King