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‘Art As Humor’ in Jenny van Sommer’s Jelly Film

Jenny van Sommers is an award-winning still life photographer who grew up in Australia, but is now based in London. Her work often brings to life mundane objects, and she is known for her rich ideas that add “tongue-in-cheek” humor to the work.

She was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at Cannes for her work with Stella Artois. In this video, we see the four different jellies, each with unique personality, move to the music. It’s quite light and fun, and after a while becomes mesmerizing to watch.

Jelly rocking out to music and giving it all they've got in entertaining Jenny van Sommers short. (Image via Jenny van Sommers Vimeo/Screenshot)
Jelly rocking out to music and giving it all they’ve got in entertaining Jenny van Sommers short. (Image via Jenny van Sommers Vimeo/Screenshot)

The photographer’s studio is in the same street as Bompas & Parr — a London shop that creates fine English jellies. So the inspiration for the film was right on her doorstep. The music used for the film is from London trio Social Skills.

“Jellies all have distinct personalities and everybody relates to a different one.”

Jenny van Sommers in an interview with NOWNESS:

I relate to the white one on the top right corner. It’s like that little jelly is enjoying himself so much, he begins to break free.

Which fine English jelly do you relate to?

To view more of Jenny van Sommers work, visit wyattclarkejones.com

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  • Jessica grew up in the tropics of North Australia. She writes about films, and occasionally gets to write and direct them.

    She has a love of silent films, they are the closest she will ever get to "time travel." However, on some real travels she spotted a polar bear while visiting the Arctic, and has enjoyed the view of the Mongolian plains on a train from Russia to China.

    Her favorite fruit is pomegranate and her most memorable gift is a Super 8 camera from her husband, which she is keen to shoot some footage of Antarctic icebergs on one day.

     

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