TRIBUTE TO EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE | BOB KOHN
March 15 > 31 | VIDEO INSTALLATION
CHAPELLE DE L’HÔPITAL GENERAL | Rue Sainte-Rose
Opening: from Tuesday to Saturday 11AM > 7PM | Sunday 2PM > 6PM
Tribute to Eadweard Muybridge
After the controversy around the pictorial representations of the galloping horse - are the four hooves off the ground at the same time at a given moment? - Eadweard Muybridge developed an incredible photographic system for the time. While the best operators still needed at least 15 seconds between each shot, this system allowed a succession of ultra-fast shots and therefore a decomposition of the movement such as no human eye had never seen it.
Closely combining science and art - so much so that it was debated at the end of the nineteenth century - the images of Eadweard Muybridge impress today by their great beauty and what they foreshadow: the cinema, from the Greek κίνημα / kínēma, which means movement as everyone knows.
Ado Kyrou says in substance in Le Surréalisme au cinéma that the duty and virtue of cinema are to show men what they have never seen before.
By deconstructing the movement, Eadweard Muybridge, this great precursor - who some called "disturbed", or in other words, a victim of a spirit in perpetual motion - recomposed the movement of life and time and first gave it to the world to see.
We cannot better deal with the history of the cinematograph than by revisiting - among tributes, reconstruction, recurrence and fragmentation - the visions of this great pioneer that was Eadweard Muybridge, through the unforgettable images that the magic lantern has given us since.
Bob Kohn comes from the communication field (Art director). In 2010, he started working on a video creation project. He wrote and produced a 10 minute long short movie named “Les jalouses” and also co-produced the Nib'Art exhibition with Marine-Bureau Kohn. His movie “Requiem for 2 people” was selected in 2015 for the “Best of – écritures et formes émergentes” (Best of – writing and emerging forms) held by the SCAM. He won the VIDEOFORMES award with François Gaulon for their video “Projection” in 2017.