Muybridge in South Melbourne


Greg Neville, South Melbourne building construction, 2014

These photographs shows the exterior of a building that is currently under construction in South Melbourne. The facade has rows of panels with images from Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion. There is no signage to identify what the building will be used for, although it is safe to bet it has something to do with sport.

The images are from this panel in Animal Locomotion, Muybridge’s great project. Curiously the designers have reversed the pictures so the athlete is facing the opposite direction. The reason for this may become apparent when the building is complete. Anyway, there is no copyright and Muybridge is not around to complain.


Eadweard Muybridge, from Animal Locomotion, 1872-85

When the building is finished I’ll post some better photos and judge if they’ve done the great man a service.


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