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One of a suite of four
Digital inkjet print
The Dynamism series tempts the viewer to move closer to the object to bring it into focus, but the image becomes less legible as the distance decreases. Here Campbell makes a reference to Futurism, the international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. Futurists, such as Luigi Russolo and Umberto Boccioni, emphasized the dynamism, speed, energy, and power of the machine and the vitality, change, and restlessness of modern life.
Dynamism is a suite of four digital inkjet prints. The artist videotaped movement (his motion) of each object for a specific period of time, then used custom hardware to average the multiple frames into one single image. The result is a blurring effect that gives the appearance of motion. For Dynamism of an Automobile (after Luigi Russolo) the artist averaged two minutes of video taken traveling down the freeway, Dynamism of a Cyclist (after Umberto Boccioni) was averaged over two minutes and thirty seconds, Dynamism of a Cow was averaged over three minutes and Dynamism of an Observer in the Weeds was averaged over 93 minutes. The images were printed with archival inks on cotton rag paper made specifically for Epson inks.