As part of the 2014 Digital Arts & New Media (DANM) MFA Exhibition at UC Santa Cruz, I exhibited work from my 'Suspended Motion Series' exploring the visualization of motion in the form of an interactive video installation. This installation sought to recreate Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 painting 'Nude Descending a Staircase' in a contemporary context. The projected figure remains in an infinite state of descent, and the speed of her descent as well as the hue of the image is affected by the presence and level of movement of viewers in front of the screen.
The third in a continuing series of work exploring the visualization of motion, this video pays homage to early 20th century artists and technicians who, during a time of accelerated technological development, sought to represent movement in response to new understandings of human perception. Futurist and Cubist artists responded to composited photo images developed by technicians like Eadweard Muybridge, rendering abstract figure studies that depicted forms in motion from multiple perspectives at once. Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 painting 'Nude Descending a Staircase' remains as the premier example of such work. This video seeks to recreate Duchamp’s work in a contemporary context, where the figure remains in an infinite state of descent.