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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
Duration26min.31 sec.
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4228
Image Caption
Cléa van der Grijn, Jump, 2018, HD Video, Duration: 26min.31 sec., Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021, 2021

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About the Artist

Cléa van der Grijn

Cléa van der Grijn’s practice deals with unraveling the complexities associated around the culture of death and reconstructed memory, researching the myth of repressed memory. Re-imagining and process all become part her narrative, understanding the rational, social and emotional circumstances that become constructed around memory and time.
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