In Conversations with Muybridge, Michel Glaize offers a modern interpretation of the series Animal Locomotion, produced by Eadweard Muybridge between 1872 and 1885, focusing on a personal experience of the model-creator-viewer triangle within this series of broken-down movement. The interactive, multidisciplinary installation invites the audience to participate in a tangible experience of complicity with the renowned British photographer, after a reminder of his singular place in the history of photography. Called up individually, each member of the audience takes the place of the photographer and his model. Rather than interpreting the gesture as a precursor to cinema, here the paradoxes of a strict deconstruction of movement are interrogated. The artist seeks to place the audience in the strangeness of the experience, already a part of the installation, between play, physical involvement and the excitement of discovery.
June 30 — September 18
Accessible upon presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2021 pass.