Thom Andersen’s extraordinary meditation on the nature of vision, a project that began as a UCLA film thesis for which the aspiring filmmaker re-photographed thousands of Eadweard Muybridge’s images, is “at once a biography of Muybridge, a re-animation of his historic sequential photographs, and an inspired examination of their philosophical implications” (Ross Lipman, UCLA). Preceded by a re-animation of some of Muybridge’s protofilms, and by Horse (2012), a motion study by British artist John Stezaker, one of the leading practitioners of contemporary photographic collage and appropriation.
John Stezaker, Horse. Great Britain 2012. 2:13 min.
Thom Andersen, Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer. USA 1975. 59 min. DCP
A co-production by DIM Cinema with Capture Photography Festival.
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Courtesy of Thom Andersen and LUX, London; and of John Stezaker and The Approach, London.