This is the second part of the interview with Johannes Birringer. Read the first part here: Interview with Johannes Birringer, part 1 – New media, interactivity and performative arts
Eadweard Muybridge‘s vision never stops to tickle artists and scientists. No matter of what professions they are: animators, filmmakers, photographers or dancers. Every serious study on movements, motion and locomotions simply starts with his work.
A true master in landscape photography, Muybridge has managed to capture the most trickiest landscape on Earth, and that’s the body in motion.
Tonight I’m gonna have a lot of pioneers on Body Pixel… when talking about body, motion and film, no doubt we can not miss one, and that’s Étienne-Jules Marey.
This scientist, chronophotographer and photography developer firstly started to explore human and animal blood circulation, and then switched to pulse, motion, body rhythm, and heart beating at the end of 19th century. His films are both, science and art of full caliber, now having a wonderful patina and vintage layer.
One of the rare situations when I’m neither stuck, nor speechless… but in minimalistic mood… I simply can’t write an intro about Helen Keller… cuz she speaks for herself more than I can possibly express…
Helen Keller as a child, August 1886
Taken from the American Foundation for the Blind