This is the second part of the interview with Marija Scekic. Read the first part here: On New Media and Science in Dance
Photo above: Little Tragedy, choreography and dance by Marija Scekic
Photo bellow: Human Error, both photos by Nina Durdevic
Choreographer and dancer Marija Scekic is the founder and Artistic Director of Histeria NOVA Artistic organization. She was professionally trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance and butoh, she studied choreography and contemporary dance at Concordia University in Montréal (Canada).
Her interest in combining movements, science and technology initially triggered this interview since we have spent many, many hours discussing about it…
Photo above by Sandra Vitaljic (c), Marija Scekic in Shadow
Photo bellow by Sandra Vitaljic (c), Marija Scekic in Human Error
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.