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Mathieu Beauséjour

The Flight of the Eagle

Artist

Mathieu Beauséjour
Born in Montreal in 1970

Title

The Flight of the Eagle

Date

2015

Materials

Animated GIF, 1/3

Credits

Gift of the artist and Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, inv. 2016.396

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

GIF animation is the most minimal way of making videos. This moving
image was created from a single photograph of the artist: to create
the two figures alternating in a loop, the artist extracted a vertical half
of the body (right/left) and duplicated it so as to obtain a perfectly
symmetrical silhouette. The double-time animated movement of the
figure, with his military uniform ornamented by eagle wings, conjures
the rhythm of inhaling/exhaling.

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