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Walking + Falling: Jim Campbell, Chris Marker and Eadweard Muybridge

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Walking + Falling: Jim Campbell, Chris Marker and Eadweard Muybridge

Time: April 4, 2011 to September 5, 2011
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery
Street: 750 Hornby Street
City/Town: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6Z 2H7
Website or Map: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.c…
Phone: 604.662.4719
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Vancouver Art Gallery and Bruce Grenville, senior curator
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2011

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Event Description

Walking + Falling presents the work of three notable artists who have utilized new media to explore and represent complex notions of time, movement and memory.

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was an English photographer whose sequential images of human and animal locomotion were the product of a groundbreaking scientific study and an artistic vision that evoked a lyrical sense of time and movement.

Chris Marker is a French filmmaker who is renowned for his work in a variety of photobased media. His 1962 film La Jetée is widely regarded as a compelling meditation on time and memory. Marker’s film occupies a liminal zone between photography and film, documentary and fiction, past and future, real and imagined, stillness and movement.

Based in San Francisco, artist Jim Campbell draws deeply on the history of photo-based imaging to produce what may be best described as a newly emerging post-photographic practice. Trained at MIT Labs in Boston, Campbell has created several new bodies of work that use computer software, electronic components and programming language to produce provocative images of contemporary life.

 

Eadweard Muybridge, [Boxing; stop for cross-buttocks (shoes)] Plate 331 from Animal Locomotion, 1887, collotype. Private Collection, Vancouver

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