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John Borchert

This atlas complicates assumed or unexpected relations between technically created images of humanity and traditionally created images of mechanics by placing the subjective selection of images inside a procedural apparatus of image correlation. The source image, or primary node, is Eadward Muybridge’s 1887 collotype, Animal Locomotion: Plate 626 (Galloping Horse). In its production, evolution, subject matter and aesthetic, Galloping Horse pictures the collapse of animal, human and machine into an iterative image of and as technology. This project aims to unravel and deploy the strains of that compacted site. Using a located and bodily approach, the human appendage of the apparatus imposes idiosyncratic restrictions on the selection of, and dialogical operation on the curation of, the search results.