‘Truth hurts’ and ‘you can’t handle the truth’ come to mind when attempting to respond to Jump, Cléa van der Grijn’s latest work. When viewed from our typical perspective of being within and perceiving the world according to linear time, the period of a jump, between the precipitation of the action and the landing, the splash, happens in an instant; and from this habitual perspective, not much can ‘happen’ in an instant. This is the effect of forgetting that linear time is a projection, a construct that the mind creates to make it possible to self-identify and exist in the world. It flattens out and dimensionalises the totality of experience in such a way as to make it possible to feel ‘safe’, to avoid the inevitable and natural sense of ontological anxiety. After all, how would it be possible to go about day-to-day life with an ever-present knowledge of the illusory nature of linear time, the cardboard cut-outedness of all that we take to be solid, foundational, material; all that we take to be ‘true’?