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The image at the top of this post is Plate 710 (1887) in Eadweard Muybridge’s “Animal Locomotion” series, one of several plates Muybridge did of canines at the University of Pennsylvania. Click on it to expand it to 1000px width.
Over 100 years after Muybridge, artist John Divola updated the “Animal Locomotion” series in “Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert” (1996-1998), several pictures from which are included above. Divola takes Muybridge’s pictures out of the realm of scientific investigation and moves them into the experience of everyday life: Divola teaches in the desert (at the University of California at Riverside) and discovered that dogs would chase his car as he drove through the scrub. See more of Divola’s “Dogs” here.
Divola is the lead guest on this week’s MAN Podcast. Three Southern California museums are featuring a Divola retrospective this fall: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (through July 6, 2014), the Pomona College Museum of Art (through December 22) and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art(through January 12, 2014). The exhibition catalogue was produced by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and includes contributions from curators at all three museums, plus an interview with Divola conducted by the Tate’s Simon Baker. It is published by Delmonico Books Prestel (and it’s just $35 on Amazon).
The exhibitions are the first museum shows to examine Divola’s four-decade career. His influential work is among the first to merge painting, photography and conceptual practice.
Sneak Peak of my movie poster for Look See’s ‘The Director’s Cut’ show happening 18th October at Watt Space Gallery in Newcastle, can you guess the movie?
FILM: “En Puntas” by Javier Perez
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. “The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel…”