Eadweard Muybridge’s Life as told by Experimental Czech Theatre Group Laterna Magika
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Human Locomotion tells the story of the photographic works and personal life of pioneering British photographer/inventor Eadweard Muybridge through contemporary dance, physical theatre and visual art.
Laterna magika, a multimedia theatre group from the Czech Republic, brings their acclaimed project Human Locomotion to the Hong Kong stage. Their piece depicts episodes from the life of 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge.
While Muybridge was focusing on his photographic research, his wife had an affair with a drama critic. Muybridge shot and killed his wife’s lover, but was acquitted on a verdict of ‘justifiable homicide’.
Muybridge is best known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, and his zoopraxiscope, a device that can be considered to be the first movie projector.