Re: [-empyre-] PATINAGE and TURNBABY by Babel

Interesting take on revising artists moving image work in light of
pre-cinema. This has been done extensively before, but in reference to
stucturalist film and, then later, artists video. I guess we will go through
the same process with online digital video.

There is a tradition of moving image work that has often worked "away from"
the cinema which has been very influential on some artists but is often
overlooked in contextualising discourses - animation. This is often
connected up with generative work but rarely with more explicitly "filmic"
or "video" based practices. Nevertheless, there is a body of work out there
that is addressable via this route.



On 05.03.05 22:21, "Jim Andrews" <> wrote:

> 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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Simon Biggs

Professor, Fine Art, Art and Design Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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