The Jump Room

‘The Jump Room’ was inspired by a conspiracy theory about an elevator that connects Earth and Mars and is used to train future US presidents. Two screens came to reflect the two sites of the elevator. I was struck by the way proponents of the theory performed when explaining it, and ultimately I contrasted this with young service workers’ performances in cafes. Over a period of years, this resulted in 3 two-channel videos, 3 live performances and a book; this video shows the last version completed for a solo exhibition at The Old Waterworks, Southend. The project was supported by Seoul Museum of Art, Arts Council England, the British Council and the Elephant Trust.