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Olympic Celebration: Athletes in Motion

To get into the swing of things, Kingston Museum will be showcasing the work of their local boy, Eadweard Muybridge, who was a pioneer in capturing motion in sequence photography. The exhibition will include not only a display of his motion experiments of humans and animals carried out in 1887, but also contemporary artist David Michalek’s own take in HD. 

The Museum will also be focussing on 21st century techniques, including the use of sport biomechanics to measure and correct technique and injury rehabilitation, as well as screening a video inspired by Muybridge’s iconic motion sequence and features 300 gymnasts, dancers and athletes creating a chain of human cartwheels. It is created by Charlie Murphy and called the Kingston Big Wheel (courtesy of the Stanley Picker Gallery).

Details of the exhibition can be found here.  Go Team EM! (yes, it does sound corny ...)

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