Caspar Berger


Meaning in motion
We move all day long, often without conscious thought. But greater significance has been attributed to some movements than to others, and some have even been banned.

In the late nineteenth century, Eadweard Muybridge made geometric analyses of moving animals and people. The movements themselves had no particular significance. I have applied Muybridge’s method to the meaningful and sometimes charged movements of the nine ‘isms’ from the work Inner Voice. They thus become like geometric dance steps, stripped of meaning and therefore of any interpretation. But unlike Eadweard Muybridge’s analyses, the meaning appears to surpass the dance steps and the movements are nevertheless occupied.