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ACROBATS

by Anna Frants and CYLAND MediaLab
New York and St. Petersburg
2011

A modern screen in the room corner showcases the acrobatics filmed by Muybridge about a century ago. In the center, several vises attached to a simple sheet of plywood demonstrate the acrobatics of their own by way of most complex movements. The human acrobats and the tools-acrobats seem to be trying to outdo each other. The people on the screen are naked while the tools are decorated in blinking lights. The jumping athletes demonstrate the capabilities of the human body. The moving vises, that are immovable not only by definition, but аре also meant to make immovable the objects they hold, demonstrate the capabilities of the artist’s imagination.

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