Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxógrafo · Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

Thom Andersen, Fay Andersen, Morgan Fisher

1974, USA, 59', M12


Focus Thom Andersen 2015

03 Dec 2015 · TM Rivoli, Auditório Isabel Alves Costa · 18H30


PORTUGUESE PREMIERE
The first feature film directed by Thom Andersen is a documentary about the birth of proto-cinema, a technical and creative adventure starring the photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Throughout the film, the director tries to explain the megalomaniac ambitions of Muybridge, who intended to portray all kinds of animal movement (including humans). This project was called "Animal Locomotion: an Electro-Photographic Investigation of Connective Phases of Animal Movements", and it was the first to use the Zoopraxiscope, also created by him. Even though Muybridge’s innovation was quickly overtaken by new inventions made by the Lumière brothers or Thomas Edison, Zoopraxiscope was the first device for displaying motion pictures, and for Andersen it is truly interesting to methodically analyze what comes out of those thousands of images, creating a bold and fearless vision that puts Muybridge as one of the greatest artists of the nineteenth century. (Daniel Ribas)

THIS FILM WILL BE SCREENED WITH THE FOLLOWING FILM:
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Thom Andersen, Malcolm Brodwick
1966, USA, 11', M12