The attentive eye of photographer Jochen Lempert (*1958) extracts beauty from its most unassuming manifestations, such as a glow worm in flight becoming a luminous, blurry trail on a black background, while Robert Breer (1926-2011), a pioneer of experimental animated film, accelerates the succession of images and drawings, testing the limits of our perceptive capacity.
The Jump (1978) by Jack Goldstein (1945- 2003) embraces rotoscopy, a cinematographic technique that emerged at the end of the 19th century, to transform the filmed jump of a diver into a mechanical image, wrested from reality.
The light installation Slow Arc Inside a Cube IV (2009) by Conrad Shawcross (1977) recalls the kinetic experiments of European and Latin American artists of the 1950s, such as Gianni Colombo, or Soto, as well as the animated sculpture of Zilvinas Kempinas (1969), that seems to challenge the laws of gravity with lightness and poetry. The movement of the world and more broadly of the cosmos emerges from the works of Francisco Tropa (1968) and Attila Csörgo (1965). Working across the boundaries of science and art, Csörgo conceives a fragile puppet theatre in which various geometric shapes, all symbols of the physical elements and the cosmos, appear and disappear in a carefully calibrated choreography.