Period | Mar 24, 2020 ― Mar 7, 2021
Venue | Nam June Paik Art Center, Shingal High School Gymnasium, ZIEN ART SPACE
NOW JUMP!, the festival’s title, originates in the punch line from one of Aesop’s fables: “Hic Rhodus, Hic saltus!” NOW JUMP! is an appeal to not simply rely on past achievements: NOW is always the time to act and JUMP. This title is an invitation or call to action but also represents the ambition of the Nam June Paik Art Center to leap into the future through the NJP Festival.
NOW JUMP! is organized according to the concept of ‘Stations’. This notion simultaneously encompasses a state of stillness and of motion or anticipation of motion. In our everyday experience this can be the place where trains or buses regularly stop; a broadcasting station; a power station; a research institute; a studio; a local headquarters; a habitat; social status or a posture. For this festival five stations exist as concurrent initiatives, including exhibitions, performances, a platform to establish discourse, and the development of the NJP Art Center Prize.