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Still Life Versus Moving Image

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First broadcast:
Friday 09 November 2012

Are moving images taking over from still ones? And, if they are, are we losing the ability to focus on pictures that don't leap about? Online it's an all-dancing, all-singing world of video-clips and animated commercials. On the London Underground, moving digital-panels are replacing advertising posters. Contemporary art frequently involves video or performance or motion of some kind. The Strand debates the merit of still vs moving with the curator William Ewing and the neuroscientist Kristine Krug.

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Photo: Frederick J Brown/AFP/Getty Images


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