He jumped and kicked and spun and twirled

David Donohoe

Description

‘Although entirely absent from the film, the influence of sound in David Donohoe’s He jumped and kicked and spun and twirled is keenly felt as a split screen shows a young boy performing gymnastic exercises for a camera carefully positioned in various positions around his home – at the bottom of a flight of stairs, in a bedroom, a conservatory and a garden. Donohoe’s film artfully captures the peculiar world of a child at play, where actions are repeated over and over again, but with purpose and expansion.’

(Written by Alice Butler, sourced from http://experimentalfilmclub.blogspot.ie/2014/08/projection-43.html on September 11th 2016)

Details
Title

He jumped and kicked and spun and twirled

Year

2002

Creator

David Donohoe

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Loop

Subject

Childhood and youth, Repetition (in motion pictures)

Language

No language

Duration

3 minutes

Original format

Digital: Apple ProRes 4444, Quicktime

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Black and White

Sound

Silent

Rights

Copyright holder: David Donohoe

Artist website

http://www.daviddonohoe.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/15282659