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Nondream digital Muybridge tribute, 1990-95, by Chris Wayan.

I love how dancers look when seen over time, in strobe photos. Like weird undersea growths... at first I just wanted to capture that. But as this picture grew, and I played with cloning the two dancers I'd drawn, their dance seemed to MEAN something. The dancers' chorus line on the left felt like a wall, the wall of academic and social conformity behind the pleasant face of Stanford University, where I was working...

I never did fit in there. They weren't a dance partner, they were a...

cat people dancing in a chorus line, trapping a nonconformist.

... they were a wall. I never did fit in there. Luckily.



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