Musger Motion Blur

Clemens Luser

Opening: 29.06.2018
Curated by: Elisabeth Fiedler und Dirck Möllmann

Location: Eisenerz

The origin of the slow-motion camera basically goes back to August Musger (1868–1929), who was born in Eisenerz. A memorial is to be dedicated to him in that town, to be presented in 2018 to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. In a selection contest, Clemens Luser convinced with his idea of linking a slow-motion camera with speed and moving an object if required so quickly around its own axis that it begins to blur in our perception of it.

Only with the aid of the slow-motion camera, available as standard in smartphones of the more recent generation, can the sculpture’s rotating movement be slowed down visually, so as to recognise its form once again on the screen. A rotating sculpture which can be perceived in slow-motion as almost immobile is something unique.

The memorial will honour August Musger and his epoch-making impact in fitting fashion.


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