Movements of Air: The Photographs from Étienne-Jules Marey’s Wind Tunnels (Paperback)

Movements of Air: The Photographs from Étienne-Jules Marey’s Wind Tunnels By Georges Didi-Huberman, Laurent Mannoni, Florian Dombois (Editor), Christoph Oeschger (Editor), Aubrey Birch (Translated by), Lucie Wright (Translated by) Cover Image

Movements of Air: The Photographs from Étienne-Jules Marey’s Wind Tunnels (Paperback)

By Georges Didi-Huberman, Laurent Mannoni, Florian Dombois (Editor), Christoph Oeschger (Editor), Aubrey Birch (Translated by), Lucie Wright (Translated by)

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Two important essays on Étienne-Jules Marey published for the first time in English alongside his breathtaking images of moving air and smoke.

Featuring more than one hundred and fifty photographs and images, Movements of Air reprints the breathtaking pictures of Étienne-Jules Marey—images captured between 1899 and 1901 during his scientific experiments with moving air and smoke—and complements them with essays by Georges Didi-Huberman and Laurent Mannoni.
 
Mannoni begins by reflecting on Marey’s experimental approach. As the founder of the “graphic method,” Marey was also the developer of an aerodynamic wind tunnel. His experiments’ photographs of fluid motion introduced a whole world of movements and turbulences, and fluids, and influenced generations of scientists and artists alike. Didi-Huberman expands on the philosophical debates surrounding these aesthetically and technically instructive images. Even though Marey’s main interest was graphic information, Didi-Huberman shows us how the flow of all things drew this ingenious experimenter to a photographic practice that creates drags, streaks, expansions, and visual dances. Marey’s wind tunnel photographs were also themselves causes of turbulence in the history of images. The artists Dombois and Oeschger explore these “graphical” vortices of the last 120 years, providing at the end of the book a collage from historical and contemporary material interlaced with their own image-making in Dombois’s wind tunnel at the Zurich University of the Arts.
 
Laurent Mannoni is head of heritage at the Cinémathèque française and the Centre national de la cinématographie. He is the author of a French-language monograph on Étienne-Jules Marey, and conductor the exhibition Le Mouvement en lumière: Étienne- Jules Marey.

Florian Dombois is an artist and professor at Zurich University of the Arts.

Christoph Oeschger lives in Zurich as an artist, filmmaker, photographer, and publisher.

Aubrey Birch is an artist and academic living and working in Australia and Europe.

Lucie Wright is a translator and academic based in Paris, France.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9783035805123
ISBN-10: 3035805121
Publisher: Diaphanes
Publication Date: June 19th, 2023
Pages: 384