Unsupported Transit (and other new videos)

Thanks in part to a contest arranged by NPR (National Public Radio) in the USA, lots more Muybridge-related videos are appearing on YouTube.  The first shown here displays a most ingenious and successful light sculpture.


Unsupported Transit aka Ghost Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCV5D6d6ey0&feature=related
This sculpture by Michael Brown uses small mirrors with a reverse cutout of Eadweard Muybridge’s galloping horse images. Light Emitting Diodes aimed at each mirror are quickly flashed, reflecting the image of the horse onto the frosted glass face of the Bell Jar. Illuminating the horses in the correct and reflecting the images in the same place on the jar reanimates Muybridges galloping horses. For more information visit http://www.onsights.com
2004 LEDs, electronics, mirrors, vinyl, bell jar (55 x 18 x 18)

Muybridge Chess Set
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLAJf0u8LAI
Muybridge Chess Set doesn’t do much, but as an idea and graphic design it’s both amusing and accomplished.

Time Hop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54MExpsHMI
Kitch and ‘cute’.


Over the Gate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEe-Tteun5Q&feature=related
A Magic Angle sculpture using a complex solid form to create shadow pictures – ingenious.

Still Beating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYUD9TA1rRU
“The heart of animation still beats, from Muybridge to our present day.” A reflection on Muybridge and the nature of time, and very well crafted.

Frames

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuTLj1z_NKo
Frames – Muybridge  Horse Moving Through Frames. A Muybridge galloping horse completes a nostalgic still life set piece.

There are many, many more.

Posted here by Stephen Herbert