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Arnolfini - est 1961

Forms is a series of studies on human motion, and its reverberations through space
and time.

It is inspired by the works of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Étienne-Jules Marey as well as similarly inspired modernist cubist works such as Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase No.2. Rather than focusing on observable trajectories, it explores techniques of extrapolation to sculpt abstract forms, visualizing unseen relationships – power, balance, grace and conflict – between the body and its surroundings.

The project investigates athletes; pushing their bodies to their extreme capabilities, their movements shaped by an evolutionary process targeting a winning performance. An on-going collaboration between visuals artists Memo Akten and Quayola, this installation was originally commissioned as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad for the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Produced by Nexus Interactive Arts