BPM 2020/1: Made of Photos #2

May 8, 7 pm
Bioskop Balkan
Braće Jugovića 16, Belgrade

October 1878, we can imagine a gentlemen’s club, a dimly lit room full of cigar and pipe smoke, a heated discussion can be heard that ends in a bet… when a horse is galloping… are the four hooves off the ground?

Leland Stanford, an American industrialist, and politician who also had an interest in breeding and racing horses, wanted to provide evidence of this theory and enlisted British photographer Eadweard Muybridge to shoot 12 photos of a horse in full gallop, a perfect sequence of the movement of the horse body. Leland Stanford won the bet as the photos showed that all four hooves were off the ground.

This extravagant bet in itself didn’t change the story of science, art or entertainment, but the resulting photos of that bet somehow mirrored what was also starting on the other side of the ocean in Europe. At this time Étienne-Jules Marey in France and Ottomar Anschütz in Germany were working on similar ideas and one year later the zoogyroscope appeared, an instrument for displaying moving pictures.

Nowadays, the possibilities are almost unlimited with what we can do with photos and moving images and who knows what technology will be available in the future. One thing we can be sure of is that artists will be squeezing all the possibilities out of it and demanding new ones.

Made of Photos #2 is comprised of a series of works in which photographers have experimented with the video format in order to present their photography work.

The second series includes projects by:
Grebo Gray – Michael J Sheehy, Judas Hour (Srbija/Serbia+UK)
Hélène Veilleux – Lava Tubes (Francuska/France)
Ivan Blazhev – All Time is all Time (Severna Makedonija/North Macedonia)
Jakub Wawrzak – Oasis (Poljska/Poland)
Miloš Nešić – Sateran u ćošak (Srbija/Serbia)
Momen Khaled Malkawi – 7 Mountains in Search of Home (Jordan)
Sylvain Granjon – Blakol (Francuska/France)

The exhibition will run until 3rd June, 2021

Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation nobody can enter the Gallery without wearing a mask as required by the Rep of Serbia regulations.

Visiting hours:
Tue – Fri / 14 – 19h
Sat – Sun / 12 – 15h