Still image from Forms
, Quayola & Memo Akten, 2012, courtesy of the artists
by Quayola and Memo Akten, 2012.
Forms is a digital artwork that responds to the human body in motion. It focuses exclusively on the mechanics of movement, using footage of world-class athletes to illustrate human movement at the extremes of perfection.
Videos of athletes were processed through custom software to create evolving abstract forms that explore the relationships between the human body and its movements through time and space.
This artwork was especially commissioned for In the Blink of an Eye by the National Media Museum, with the support of imove.
Davide Quayola and Memo Akten at the National Media Museum
Still Image from Time Frame, Bob Levene & Anne-Marie Culhane, 2011, courtesy of the artists
by Anne-Marie Culhane and Bob Levene, 2012.
Time Frame by Anne-Marie Culhane and Bob Levene is a meditation on our perceptions of speed and the relationships between body, movement, image and time. The artists worked with world-class sprinter Leon Baptiste to create this work. The athlete was trained to slow down his movements while remaining in constant forward motion.
Our sense of speed changes as technologies advance. We live in a culture that values speed. What does it mean to slow down?
This work was especially commissioned for In the Blink of an Eye by the National Media Museum, with the support of imove.
Bob Levene & Anne-Marie Culhane: In the Blink of an Eye