Steven Pippin: Laundromat/LocomotionNovember 13, 1998 - January 3, 1999
This exhibition, organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, featured photographs from a recent series by British artist Steven Pippin.
Laundromat/Locomotion is the result of a project that Pippin conducted in a New Jersey laundromat where he transformed washing machines into cameras. As an homage to the locomotion studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Pippin connected trip wires to a row of twelve front-loading washing machines and proceeded to walk, run, and ride a horse through the laundromat, thus creating his own contemporary motion studies. Pippin's unorthodox technique also included developing the photographs in the wash and rinse cycles of the machines.
It is noteworthy that ICA exhibited this body of work, as Muybridge worked at the University of Pennsylvania, and his motion studies are now in the University archives.
Exhibition images > click to enlarge
Organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Curator: Gary Garrels, Chief Curator, SFMOMA.