About the Project

A celebration of hope and pure pleasure, Leap was a video project documenting various New Yorkers as they jumped skyward. Using the subway infrastructure as a map for the project, artist Chris Doyle solicited participants for his project from community groups at the end points of all the subway lines that stop in Columbus Circle.


In August and September of 1999, video shoots took place in each of these neighborhoods, during which 420 participants were documented jumping as high as they could. Edited and slowed down, the footage was later projected onto a sixty-foot building in Columbus Circle.


Photograph by Chris Doyle




Chris Doyle