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Suspended Motion Series II: Six Seconds by Lisa Banks
Suspended Motion Series II: Six Seconds by Lisa Banks

Suspended Motion Series II: Six Seconds, 2014

Lisa Banks

Could we be looking at a fossilized backbone unearthed during an excavation, or time-lapse light trails across the night sky? We’re actually seeing a human: the artist, performing with her own body. Banks uses a motion-detecting camera to record her movements, rendering her physical body as a wireframe. By combining the successive phases of motion into a still image, the work captures the dynamic and fleeting expression of bodily movement. Like the pioneer of motion studies Eadweard Muybridge, the artist offers a tantalizing glimpse into new possibilities of representing the human body and time in a work of art.

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