This is the second part of the interview with Beatriz Calvo-Merino. Read the first part here: Interview with Beatriz Calvo-Merino, part 1: Dance + Neurons = Dance Neuroaesthetics
Photo above: Beatriz Calvo-Merino by Tom Medak (cc)
Photo bellow: Sylvie Guillem, photographer unknown
She gave a lecture titled ‘Dancing in the brain: the neuroaesthetic of performing arts’ during coldly December in Zagreb, as a part of the Cognitive of the Performative programme by the Centre for Drama Art aka cdu.
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.