2014

“Suddenly we jumped, hearing the mighty noise of the huge double-decker trams that rumbled by outside, ablaze with colored lights, like villages on holiday suddenly struck and uprooted by the flooding Po and dragged over falls and through gorges to the sea.”
- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Suddenly We Jumped is a performance for video in which Antonia Wright smashes through a sheet of glass with her nude body. The video is shot in slow motion and the use of the high frame rate enables the viewer to see every detail of her naked figure as it comes into contact and then explodes through the glass, allowing for a heightened experience of the visual metaphor. Inspired by Futurist ideals and aesthetics, in Suddenly We Jumped, Wright transforms the body into a mechanized weapon to be catapulted into the air.

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