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A LIGHT-DRIVEN STANDSTILL BY Katharina Gruber

“The Experimental Procedures” lecture course Katharina Gruber took at Linz Art University inspired her to investigate the dynamic relationship between movement and standstill. In her video installation, she uses chronophotography by Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), a pioneer of photo technology. Eadweard Muybridge is considered one of the most important practitioners of an early form of chronophotography, in which he used high-speed exposures to analyze sequences of movements. When these still photographs—that minimally differ from one another—are displayed in rapid-fire succession, the persistence of vision phenomenon creates the illusion of motion. This is the essence of motion pictures. In the installation, chronophotographs by Muybridge are superimposed at the correct linear spacing so that the entire sequence of movements is visible all at once. Using only a beamer to project light onto the photographs creates an animation effect, whereby the movement is fluid and, at the same time, can be viewed statically.

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Mohsen Gallery