Organized by the Barbican Centre, London, the exhibition juxtaposes works by pioneers and independent film-makers including Etienne-Jules Marey
, Max Fleischer, and Lotte Reiniger with the creative output of commercial studios such as Disney, Studio Ghibli and Pixar.
In Chapter two there is a little section on French physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey
To delineate these contours, Didi-Huberman has put together a sprawling exhibition of works by modern and contemporary artists, as well as by writers and scientists who employ comparable methods of arrangement and visual display, from modernist pioneers such as Etienne-Jules Marey
and Brassai to Conceptualists like John Baldessai, Hanne Darboven, and Sol LeWitt, as well as a few of today's most indefatigable collectors of pictures, such as Hans-Peter Feldmann and Christian Boltanski.
Lubell's prime inspiration has been the 19th century French scientist Etienne-Jules Marey
, whose diverse work influenced cardiology, aviation, instrumentation, cinema and photography: in short, everything from a fleeting heartbeat to a permanent image.
Lubell uses the work of French scientist and chronophotographer Etienne-Jules Marey
as a starting point for his pieces.
Created in collaboration with American architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, this fascinating, if occasionally bewildering, evening-length work was inspired by nineteenth-century technical visionaries Eadweard James Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey
, exact contemporaries who independently investigated movement and film.
It brings together industry pioneers, independent film-makers and contemporary artists including Etienne-Jules Marey
, Harry Smith, Jan Eavankmajer, William Kentridge and Nathalie Djurberg alongside the creative output of commercial studios such as Walt Disney, Aardman, Studio Ghibli and Pixar.
Nach Etienne-Jules Marey
(After Etienne-Jules Marey
), 2005-2008, is an ode to one of the fathers of chrono-photography; the six-part work explicitly investigates the problem of how to express physical movement in a painting.
As Marta Braun claimed in 1992's Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey
(1830-1904): 'The photographs objectify erotic impulses and extend voyeuristic curiosity in language we now recognise as taken from the standard pornographic vocabulary.
In fact, the galleries brimmed with little bombshells, such as the manifold output of nineteenth-century scientist Etienne-Jules Marey
Where Stieglitz approached his subjects with an artist's eye, Etienne-Jules Marey
, the physiologist and father of cinemaphotography, reached poetry by way of science.
Particularly evident was the artist's fascination with the late-nineteenth-century chronophotographs of Etienne-Jules Marey
, especially his studies of the movement of smoke and fluids, echoed here in Veilhan's large, breathtaking sculpture Air Hockey Table, 2008, on which black cylinders slide slowly and furtively.