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Desaster Averted, After Muybridge (Version II), 2012

12 silkscreens on mixed media
Each 26,5 x 35,5 cm
Series of 2 uniques

“Eadweard Muybridge is best known for his motion studies of people and animals. His most famous experiment, to settle a bet for the former governor of California, to see whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting, led him in 1872 to set up an array of cameras photographing a galloping horse in a sequence of shots. This work extends from these 12 photographs. Each photograph is, in effect, a still of perhaps the first animation. My intervention was simply to replace the background of the second to last image with a background animation cel from a Hanna-Barbara cartoon from the 1950’s, producing a new “animated” sequence that spans nearly 100 years.”
-Lisa Oppenheim

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