“Martin’s giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books’ loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated.”
Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s iconic photograph of a speeding automobile race is a benchmark of our fascination with the tension between the still image and motion. As new imaging technologies are developed, the phenomenon and appeal of motion distortion continues - in this case caused by the rolling shutter used in iphones. Images of disembodied airplane propellers and leaning landscapes have even inspired their own flickr gallery.
The split-scan video above animates everyday motion with mind warping technique that simulates the effects of a rolling shutter.
Leaning forward into the blast of an airplane propeller hidden beyond the frame, Lartigue’s image exposes the hidden forces of new technology and embraces motion as an ideal.