Simultaneous Tableaux

muybridge--nude-descending-stairsclick to animate

Abandoning synchronicity invites simultaneity.

The temporal unit for the players, movers, supers, the stagehand Kuroko, is the entire song.

So let’s show different moments simultaneously, like some medieval paintings.

Let’s sometimes have frozen players in different spots depicting different moments of the story.

This connects to my film strip works.

Simultaneous tableaux are like film frames.


The image is from Eadweard Muybridge’s 1887 series The Human Figure in Motion, which influenced Marcel Duchamp’s painting, and started the wonderful modern art meme/theme of a nude on a staircase.

29. December 2012 by benjamin
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