Eadweard’s Ear – Muybridge extended Affects and Alliances
This project is inspired by late 19th century chronophotographic experiments of Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne-Jules Marey, which are considered to be the first graphical notations of physical movements. Penelope Wehrli and Joa Glasstetter developed an interface that records dance movements and transforms them into graphical notations that are played in real time by musicians. Composer Gerriet K. Sharma, dancers and musicians interact in an open system of dialogue.
In Eadweard's Ear, dancers, musicians, video images and a computer program form a techno-human agency, involving each other always anew in unusual and fragile alliances and interactions, which have left behind fixed boundaries and maneuvers of differentiation long ago.