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Cinema II 

 

Cinema II was one of the first series of collage work I produced which drew inspiration from film stills and Hollywood portraiture. Concepts of movement and time interested me, especially the work of Edward Muybridge who explored human and animal motion captured by the use of multiple cameras. These stop-motion photographs led to the invention of the zoopraxiscope. Designed by Muybridge, the zoopraziscope predated perforated film strips used in cinematography and was later regarded as an early movie projector.

The work I produced in Cinema II utilises single and double images of iconic portraits of Hollywood actors and actresses. Sliced in vertical strips the portraits are layered to form surreal visual experiences and optical sensations of vibration, movement and metamorphosis.