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Paul St George


Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
and touring

from November 27, 2004

interactive artwork

I received a grant from the AHRC to extend my research into the relationship between chronophotography and contemporary art practice. The project involved managing and accounting for the grant and making and disseminating the outcomes of the research. The body of work was presented in two parts, as academic papers in conferences and exhibitions of works made during the research.

The outputs included the making of Tondo an artwork that combines hidden anamorphic images, interactivity, intermittent motion and chronophotography. Tondo consists of a large circular image that contains within it a number of images that form a temporal sequence. Each of these images is distorted beyond recognition by stretching it in one direction. In the centre of the large circular image is a cylindrical mirror. When the images are seen in this mirror they become undistorted and discernable as an animated sequence. The whole construction is hand rotated via a number of interlocked cogwheels. These cogwheels use the same technology as early clocks and projectors to convert continuous rotation into intermittent rotation.

The research and the invention that were developed for the project extended my research into chronophotography and into the relationship among recorded images and the presentation of those images.


Sequences exhibition dates:

November 27, 2004 - January 23, 2005
Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

February 11 - March 11, 2005
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

March 22 - April 22, 2005
Furniture Works, London Metropolitan University

May 28 - July 23, 2005
Lighthouse, Poole

August 20 - October 1, 2005
Q Arts, Derby

Artist’s talks about the work were delivered at each venue and the work was documented in the catalogue (ISBN 0-905952-26-X), made available through art galleries and museums.

visit the Sequences website


2003: Extended Moments, Paper delivered at the Interact 2003 conference, ETH Hönggerberg, Zurich

visit the Interact 2003 website
full paper

2003: Marey and Baron: Chronophotography and Multimedia, Paper delivered at the Multimedia Histories conference, AHRB Centre for British Film and Television studies, Exeter University

visit the Multimedia Histories website

related outcome:
Paul St George: Sequences

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London Metropolitan University