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Cléa van der Grijn

Jump2018 - 2019

Since 2008, Cléa van der Grijn’s work and practice is about unravelling the complexities associated around the culture of death, reconstructed memory and time. In JUMP (2018) van der Grijn asks what are the memories between the transitional period of jumping and hitting the water when life becomes momentarily suspended. When viewed from our typical perspective of being within and perceiving the world according to linear time, the period of a jump, between the precipitation of the action and the landing, the splash, happens in an instant; and from this perspective, not much can ‘happen’ in an instant. This is the effect of forgetting that linear time is a projection, a construct that the mind creates to make it possible to self-identify and exist in the world.

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MediumHD Video
Duration Duration: 26:31 min
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4228
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Cléa van der Grijn, Jump, 2018, HD Video, Duration: 26:31 min, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Cléa van der Grijn

Cléa van der Grijn attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Her multidisciplinary practice deals with unravelling the complexities around the culture of death and reconstructed memory. First created during a four months long residency in Mexico in 2014, her large-scale experimental installation ‘Reconstructing Memory’ has been exhibited in The Model Sligo in 2015, and in Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Rochester Arts Centre USA and The Solomon, Dublin, in 2016. 

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