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Title

I was running and running ...

2004

Artist

James Lynch

1974 –

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © James Lynch
    Artist information
    James Lynch

    Works in the collection

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications