In 1882, French scientist Étienne-Jules Marey invented the chronophotographic gun, an early example
of a moving-image camera. The inventor’s films recorded humans and animals in motion. Overlapping stills revealed new ways to measure various gestures by freezing different phases of movement. Min Jeong Song’s The In-between Moments: Homage to E.J. Marey explores the seemingly empty space between two complete actions. The 3D printed sculpture presents perpetual and ephemeral moments seen through kinetic illusion. Light passes through transparent surfaces, before refracting to virtually animate hidden depictions.
Image: Min Jeong Song, The In-between Moments: Homage to E.J. Marey, (2022). 3D printed PETG and resin, motorized turntable. Dimensions variable.