‘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.