Balance and power

If you liked Universal Everything’s films on human and digital movement, you’ll enjoy this visualisation of the kinetics of sports.

Behold the invisible swoosh and swirl of athletic movement in digital artAeon
Forms is a collaboration between the London-based visual artists Memo Akten and Davide Quayolas, and it generates dynamic digital art from the bodies of world-class athletes at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Inspired by modernist and early photographic interrogations of bodies in motion, such as Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No 2 (1912), the project, in Akten’s words, plays with ‘abstract forms, visualising unseen relationships – power, balance, grace and conflict – between the body and its surroundings’.

The video above, Forms (process), shows how the source video was transformed into the final film.

FormsMemo Akten
Rather than focusing on observable trajectories, it explores techniques of extrapolation to sculpt abstract forms, visualizing unseen relationships – power, balance, grace and conflict – between the body and its surroundings.

Author: Terry Madeley

Works with student data and enjoys reading about art and design, data, education and technology.

8 thoughts on “Balance and power”

          1. Yeah I read in the news they are holding out on the Olympics, but really who would want to go if you have a risk of getting corona virus. I’m glad I didn’t book a holiday in Japan, as I was going to in the next few months

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              1. This looks like a good website thanks Terry. I am helping my best friend to organise her wedding over Easter, people flying in from all over the place….to Melbourne…we hope it actually happens, its interrupting everyone’s lives

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