Jump Cuts explores ideas around Foley sound, cinema space and the presence and absence of the ‘live’. A single screen cuts between live video feeds of three performers jumping in various hidden parts of the building.
Wearing specially built metal and wooden shoes the sound is initially heard acoustically, leaving a question as to if it is live and if so where the performers are. Intermittently the sounds are amplified into the auditorium and as the jumping becomes more and more frequent the sounds and images start to become mixed up and seemingly in and out of sync. Jump Cuts uses the Cinema and the Screen to explore what happens inside and outside the frame and the on and off screen sound, creating live action to explore the hidden spaces of the building.
Commission by Sound and Music for Cut & Splice: Living Rooms festival, with BBC Radio 3, Hear and Now, performed live from Wilton's Music Hall in London
BBC Radio 3 Interview by Rob Worby; with Alvin Lucier, Brandon LaBelle and Ruth Levene
Photographs by Alex Delfanne
Many thanks to 'the jumpers'.