thirteen friends jumping, 1998-1999
10 3/4 x 97 3/4”
Participants: Anne Walsh, Rasheed Ali, Becky Allen, David Wilson, Daniel Marlos, Ian Smith, Maggi Kusenbac, Alex Slade, Allan deSouza, Haruko Tanaka, Gina Kuraner, Sharon Lockhart, Cameron Smith.
Family members-friends-artists were invited to perform a series of twenty-four continuous jumps in a location and an outfit of their choice. With a fixed frontal camera angle, I photographed each person twenty four times, the length of a roll of a 35 mm film without editing. In documenting a series of ephemeral movements Thirteen Friends Jumping evokes the delicate balance between pose and spontaneity showing unexpected body compositions originated in the act of jumping.