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After Muybridge
October 4, 2010 2:02 PM   Subscribe

After Muybridge "is a loop made from 12 stock photographs that are sequenced to re-create the locomotion of a galloping horse. The animation was modeled after one of Eadweard Muybridge's most famous motion studies called "Daisy". I sifted through over 5,000 digital images to find 12 that matched his original photos." More from artist Cassandra Jones: Animation, Installation, Composition.
posted by puny human (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I really enjoyed looking at her pattern installations but the reconstituted motion concept isn't really causing any kind of "wooo" in my brain.

I think this previous thing is in the same conceptual ballpark.
posted by bonobothegreat at 2:16 PM on October 4, 2010


Is it bad that I was taken more by this remix of Muybridge's photos (nsfw: 100 year old nudity), which was Youtube suggested related video, than of the main link on this post?
posted by crunchland at 2:25 PM on October 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, the lightning stuff (both the drawings and the Bell Orchestre video) are superb.

I sure wish more of the Animations had links to video!
posted by aubilenon at 2:25 PM on October 4, 2010


Oooh, a 2-fer post.

Whoa, Cassandra Jones' flamingo iris, Rara Avis, is intense and trippy. The cheerleader snowflakes are pretty cool too.

And then there's the awesomeness of the The Compleat Eadweard [now that's an interesting spelling] Muybridge site with all its great details.
posted by nickyskye at 2:36 PM on October 4, 2010


Many more Muybridge inspired videos here and here from the Compleat Muybridge link.


Muybridge + Philip Glass

Solar Powered Kinetic Animal Sculptures

Unsupported Transit aka Ghost Horse
posted by puny human at 3:06 PM on October 4, 2010


I most heartily recommend Rebecca Solnit's River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West as must reading for anyone interested in Muybridge and how his achievements helped form and inform the world as we experience it today. Brilliant writing, impeccable research and keen insight, as one can always expect from Solnit.
posted by trip and a half at 3:14 PM on October 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


re the spelling of his name nicky -- "That Anglo-Saxon moniker, Eadweard, for instance, was only assumed to give himself an aura of ancient mystery in the New World West. Born plain Edward Muggeridge in Kingston upon Thames, son to a coal and grain merchant, he emigrated (still Muggeridge) to San Francisco in 1855 where he opened a bookstore."

more here
posted by puny human at 3:30 PM on October 4, 2010


Is it bad that I was taken more by this remix of Muybridge's photos yt (nsfw: 100 year old nudity), which was Youtube suggested related video, than of the main link on this post?

No, it's bad that I projected this (NSFW: 100 year old butts) onto a big screen because butts lol.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:51 PM on October 4, 2010


Great. I like it a lot. Thanks.
posted by nicolin at 1:42 AM on October 5, 2010


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