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Muybridge Studies in Stop Motion Embroidery

October 6-October 26

Embroidered reincarnations and reinventions of the work of an early filmmaker

From 1878 through 1886, Eadweard Muybridge took hundreds of thousands of photographs of animals in motion. Stringing these images together sequentially, Muybridge developed a new way for us to see the world around us, breaking down motion into a series of figures able to be studied by the human eye. His work would prove influential for filmmaking and animation. In “Muybridge Studies for Stop-Motion Embroidery,” animator and embroiderist Charlie Wilcox brings viewers back to this primordial moment of seeing using the unconventional media of fabric and floss. In a world of constant visual exposure to both still and moving images, taking the time to recenter the eye on individual frames of movement culled from some of the earliest moments of documented motion brings newfound appreciation for our capabilities of documentation as well as a new way to think about embroidery as a practice.

Along with the exhibition, Charlie will lead a workshop on October 2nd, “A Communal Resuscitation of a Dead Horse,” that invites participants to become collaborators in the exhibition and give a hands-on demonstration into the creation of stop-motion animated embroidery.

There will be an opening reception for this exhibit Thursday, October 6, 5-8 pm


Galeria Hours

10-6pm, M-F

Saturdays are by appointment only. Please send your request to place@place.la


October 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
October 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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