The 8-minute video installation piece (dis)continuity reflects the work of two of films earliest pioneers, Eadward Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey. Muybridge’s discrete series of instantaneous photographs contrasted Marey’s preference for blurred images produced through long exposures. By colliding two historical modes of time’s representation together this piece explores the paradoxical qualities of cinema as a continuous record of time made up of photographic instants. The hyper-legibility of the high-speed imagery succumbs to digital induced abstraction.
Rick F.X. Smith