Tango_Inside [2]:

Painting tango




The moving picture – and the still picture

The obvious choice when trying to capture the bodily movements of a dance is to make a video. Yet you obtain only the movement of something, not the movements themselves.
In an effort to capture the essence of the movements, an experiment was conducted comprising 150 still photographs shot of the dancers at 10 frames per second. Of these, only four were selected to depict the movements, the stills helping to catch the natural movements by excluding some of them. This emphasised the gaps between the pictures, adding something strange and alienating to help clarify the movements in the dance.
A sequence with two or more pictures can potentially portray the movement. The use of the photograph on the other side underlines the natural aspect of the depiction, providing a plethora of details about the individual.