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Title

I was running and running ...

2004


Artist

James Lynch

1974 -


About

James Lynch is renowned for rendering his friend’s dreams in surreal video works that combine hand-drawn animation with live-action film. Lynch’s, I was running and running …, is based his friend Lisa’s dream. In it, a girl (presumably Lisa) runs through the streets of Melbourne with a moka coffee pot, stopping when she meets Lynch and a group of people holding empty mugs. Lynch often appears in his dream works; in this regard, they are uncanny and collaborative self-portraits stemming from his friend’s unconscious.

Lynch explains: ‘In some ways these are narratives based on an example of the unconscious process and how connected we are [1]’. Lynch reputedly spent 6 months animating this work, hand-drawing each frame with textas and pencils.

1. James Lynch quoted in Ashely Crawford, Art & Australia, vol 43, no 4, winter 2006, p 640


Details


Date

2004


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

single channel digital video animation, colour, sound


Edition

1/5


Dimensions

duration: 00:05:30 mins, aspect ratio 4:3


Signature & date

Signed DVD, black fibre-tipped pen "James Lynch ...". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of ARTAND 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

133.2019


Artist information

James Lynch

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography