Film and Television

Virtual Screening of Eadweard Muybridge: Human and Animal Locomotion, live score by Kite and Devin Ronneberg

Friday, May 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Free on YouTube Live | No Tickets Required

About the Event

As a convergence of film and its place within the history of the American West, we are co-presenting a live stream screening of the motion studies of Muybridge with Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The moving image as we know it now was not developed until 1872 when Leland Stanford, the former governor of California, hired photographer Eadweard Muybridge to prove that all of a horse’s feet left the ground while running. After validating Leland’s hypothesis, Muybridge further developed his study of the motion of horses and in 1878 created the first instance of a motion picture by placing 24 shutter-controlled cameras to record the galloping of a horse.

These early motion pictures contain a spirit of the moment and spectral quality of the moment in which they were captured. Accompanying this screening will be a live score by Kite, aka Suzanne Kite; an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California. Her performances, compositions, sculptures and sound installations showcase the use of experimentation in new media and digital technologies that touch on issues such as nonhuman and human intelligence, the ethics of extractive technologies, and software design. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fiber sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records.

Devin Ronneberg is a multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and living in Los Angeles. Working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, networking, engineering, and computational media, his work is currently focused on the unseen implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, and the radiation of invisible forces. Ronneberg co-founded the Los Angeles underground imprint Private Selection Records, and produces, djs, and performs live under the Aerial moniker.

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