Death Jump (2013)

Drawing on examples ranging from the eccentric early aviation enthusiasts to Felix Baumgartner’s world record freefall from space in 2012 – via Yves Klein and David Bowie – DEATH JUMP explores ideas of failure, the poetics of falling and a contemporary fascination with transcendence and the showman figures that seek it. 

DEATH JUMP was shown at the Manipulate Festival and Hunt and Darton Cafe, Edinburgh and Buzzcut in Glasgow all in 2013.

‘A humbling and honest display of humankind’s struggle for transcendence’ Exeunt Magazine on DEATH JUMP at Manipulate

**** ‘Imagination, daring, wit and wonderment all took flight in Harry Wilson’s Death Jump’ The Herald on DEATH JUMP at Buzzcut.

Part of The Death Jump Series made in collaboration with Rob Jones and Cara Berger, a project mapping and responding to a series of dangerous jumps from the 20th and 21st century.

Photo credit: Julia-Kristina Bauer