To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body)

To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body)
TitleTo the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body)
DirectorMark Leckey
CountryUnited Kingdom
Year2021
ColorFarbe
Duration00:08:00
Festival year2022
Online rentalNo
On-Site rentalNo

To the Old World (Thank You for the Use of Your Body) centres on looped YouTube footage of a young man jumping through the glass window of a bus stop, augmented by an acrobat re-enacting the same action, flashed by a brilliant light. Leckey says ‘it's a clip I found of this kid running up to a bus stop and jumping through the glass. There’s a lot of stuff like it on the internet, people getting hurt...but there’s something tragic and also magnificent about the way he does it. And I’m drawn to that. What’s so compelling about it is that I want to know why.’  Commissioned by Art Night with Fact in collaboration with 180 Studios.