This ironically titled poem is inspired by Eadweard J. Muybridge’s studies in motion photography of living creatures. Muybridge experimented with different ways of capturing the motion of living beings using a variety of photographic technologies and joining individual photographs to create animated sequences. With the image rotation interface he creates for this poem, juxtaposed with the rhyming lines of verse that are displayed on a loop (a rotation in time), LeMay poem leads us to reflect on the stillness and motion, time and space, the body and its representation. The looping sounds of a heartbeat and the ticking of a clock triggered by mousing over images are a reminder that there is no such thing as stillness in life.
Featured in 2012 ELO Media Art Show