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This arcade style jumping game trains people for a coordinated total jump where every single living able-bodied human jumps and lands at the exact same time. Participants stand on floor mats with electronic sensors and prompted by a countdown on a monitor attempt to jump and land on zero. An eight player version made its debut as part of a Game On! commission for Artspace in New Haven, CT this October.
The extreme difficulty of accomplishing a Total Jump combined with the ease and fun of training for it invites the audience to bridge the gap between a post modern pluralistic world and the necessity of global coordinated solutions to immense problems facing the human race. The game features the original song “Jump Up” by Gold Bikini. Could a world wide jump where every living able-bodied human jumps up and lands at exactly the same time unite humanity and transcend our divisions?