Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 4th Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 4th fl; Between Rm. 4416 and Rm. 4414

Image 01

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.36.1
Artist:
Robert Mathews
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Digital Photograph
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 17 in
Description:
A series of snapshots of a male dancer in motion set on a black background. The dancer is dressed in blue pants and a white shirt.
Historical Context:
"The fascination between movement and stillness is the inspiration for my work. Often, the relationship between photographer and their subject is a personal one most will never understand. In the particular case of Flash, I sought to uncover the prosaic motion of athletes and the tacit affinity a photographer has documenting them. Inspired by the work of Harold 'Doc' Edgerton and Eadweard Muybridge, I implemented a stroboscopic technique mimicking the effects of high-speed photography. My images freeze time in a single composition, detailing the biochemical patterns and progressions of the human body. The strobe light's ability to create an optical illusion enables viewers to see images that occur too fast for the eye to perceive." -Robert Mathews