[-empyre-] PATINAGE and TURNBABY by Babel

Here are two works of interactive video for the Net by Canada's Babel (aka
Chris Joseph). These are done in Flash.



These pieces are part of a touring exhibition organized by Paul St. George,
among others. Paul says of the exhibition (and about the forthcoming book
about the exhibition):

"I see chronophotography as an attempt to gain understanding of time, space,
movement and duration through sequences of images. I do not see
chronophotography as primitive or prototypical cinema but as something very
different and perhaps antonymic to cinema. Typically, Cinema would display
the sequence of images very quickly one after another and in doing so hides
its facture and creates an illusion of movement. I selected the work in the
current show because of its continuation of many of the chronophotographer's
aims as if these had not been diverted by cinema.

The exhibition aims to answer two questions. Can we gain insights into the
use of sequential images in contemporary digital art by re-examining
chronophotography and 'pre-cinema'? Do we gain a better understanding of
chronophotography and 'pre-cinema' by re-assessing their histories from the
perspective of contemporary art?"

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