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The Physics of Kung Fu Brought to Life Through Motion Capture Visualizations

May 2, 2016

Christopher Jobson

We’ve all seen exaggerated depictions of kung fu in movies or maybe a demonstration by a practitioner in real life, but German digital artist Tobias Gremmler decided to portray the Chinese martial art in an entirely new light through the use of motion capture. By capturing the motion of different sequences Gremmler is able to distill the data into these animated sculptures, effectively turning movement into structure and volume. The motion of limbs is turned into a complex moving scaffold or interpreted as dramatic bursts of particles, the visuals used to seemingly isolate the physics of kung fu. If you enjoyed this also check out films like Asphyxia, Walking City, and these similar idents for CCTV. (via The Creator’s Project, Prosthetic Knowledge)

 

 



Photography

Daniel Crooks: Static No. 12

August 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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Production still from Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement), courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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Production still from Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement), courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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Production still from Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement), courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Static No. 12 (Seek Stillness in Movement) is a video piece by Australian artist Daniel Crooks who filmed a man performing tai chi using a form of slit-scan photography. The video itself is unavailable for embedding here, however you can watch it in its entirety here.

 

 



Art Design

American Ninja

May 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These cement filled beer can nun-chucks (bud chucks, if you will) are a collaboration between Brooklyn based industrial designer Chen Chen and Kai Tsien Williams. See also their cold cut coasters made from industrial materials to look like thick juicy slabs of meat. (via today and tomorrow)