GIVE GOOD performance 8th June, Twentyone, Southend BOOK LAUNCH with Honor Gavin 9th June, Tenderbooks, London

The Jump Room is a project by artist Richard Whitby, incorporating video, drawing, writing, performance and collaborations. This website presents both the previous iterations of the project, and new elements as they develop. 
The Jump Room takes its name from a conspiracy theory alleging the existence of devices allowing teleportation between Earth and Mars, installed in the form of ordinary looking elevators in several buildings in the US. Theories such as this one seem to explain the world through complex but linear and apparently evidenced narrative. Whitby is interested in how various kinds of narrative accrue value, be that within the service industry, the conspiracy theorist 'Truth Community' or mainstream political campaigning. In this project he uses these ideas, alongside tropes from cinema, performance and contemporary communications media, to explore the nature of social, cinematic and commercial fictions.  Since 2015, elements of The Jump Room have appeared at hrm199 Ltd (with LegionTV), Seoul Museum of Art (Nanji Studios) and Jerwood Space. In 2017 a new video, performance and publication will be made with Southend-on-Sea’s Old Waterworks. 

Supporters:
Arts Council England
The Elephant Trust
The Old Waterworks, Southend-on-Sea
Focal Point Gallery
South Kiosk
Jerwood Space
SeMA Nanji
hrm199 Ltd.
LegionTV

Thanks to:
Sooyon Kim, Alistair Beaton, Lumberjack Cafe, Haroon Mirza, Kiera Blakey, Steve Lodge, Sion Parkinson, Focal Point Gallery, Warren Harper, Lauren Houlton, Seungyong Moon

BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE, SOUTHEND, 8th June 2018

‘Give Good’, a performance by Sooyon Kim, Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby and The Jump Room book launch

The Jump Room is a project by artist Richard Whitby, incorporating video, drawing, writing, performance and collaborations. A new book with texts and new work by Honor Gavin, Sooyon Kim, Richard Whitby and Virginia Woolf catalogues the project in its various iterations. ‘Give Good’ is the final work to come out of the project.

The Jump Room takes its name from a conspiracy theory alleging the existence of devices allowing teleportation between Earth and Mars, installed in the form of ordinary looking elevators in several buildings in the US. Theories such as this one seem to explain the world through complex but linear and apparently evidenced narrative. Whitby is interested in how various kinds of narrative accrue value, be that within the service industry, the conspiracy theorist ‘Truth Community’ or mainstream political campaigning.

‘Give Good’ includes music, video, costume and live performance, and brings the contrasting themes of the project together.

FREE ENTRY. Doors 7pm, performance at 8pm.

The Jump Room publication will be sold at a special price of £5 on the evening. T-shirts for sale at £15.

The Jump Room is supported by The Old Waterworks, Arts Council England and The Elephant Trust.

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