Ed. Paul St George
Chronophotography was first explored in the 19th century by pioneers such as Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge, as an exploration that uses sequences of images to investigate ideas of space, time, movement and duration. Since the development of cinema, chronophotography has taken the back stage; however, as more and more artists traverse into digital art, technological spaces and experimental photography, the art form is being revived.
Sequences offers a number of illustrated essays from critically acclaimed theorists and practitioners in chronophotography. As a collection, it invites readers to explore some of the forgotten gems of photography, and the theoretical debates around time and space, as well as “capturing” and “preserving” moments in time. Photography, as an artistic medium has been charged with the cumbersome affair of recording and representing reality, chrono–photography takes that one step further through a series of actions by the artist.
This collection is a fantastic introduction to contemporary movements in digital art, as artists demands more from mechanics.