Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Out of Sight

On view at the Vancouver Art Gallery through September 1, an exhibit centered on 80 photographs by Harold Edgerton, master / inventor of the ultra high-speed stroboscopic photograph. From VAG:

Taking Edgerton's remapping of the possibilities of space and time as a thematic starting point, New Acquisitions explores artists' engagement with ideas around perception and representation, challenging viewers to reconsider what it is we see in our everyday encounters.

Another great example of an ultra slow-motion window into a scale of time beyond our regular perception is the work of Werner Mehl (see below). If you don't have time for the full video, fast-forward to [8:10] for stunning footage captured at 1 million frames per second...


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