16mm film, mute, 3mins 11 secs, looped
This work employs a four by three metre backdrop made from wood, string, and cloth, emulating the one used by Muybridge in his well-known photographic series.
Passers-by and shoppers who chanced past the frame, which was erected opposite an alley way at the back of the artist's studio in Glasgow, were filmed using a high-speed (slow motion) film camera.
The resulting images create a tension between the constructed artifice of the ‘Muybridge’ backdrop, and the unrehearsed action of casual pedestrians who, barely aware of the frame, react only to the camera upon the moment they are in front of it. A dialogue is established with the original Muybridge series, with both works using state of the art ( for their day) motion analysis equipment.