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Ott's sneeze

Author: Lawrence Norfolk; Neal White
Publisher: London : Book Works, ©2002.
Series: New writing series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On January 7 1894, Frederic P. Ott, a laboratory assistant of W.K.L. Dickson (the inventor of the Kinetograph) stood before the world's first movie camera and sneezed. The paradox of the forty-five frames of 'Record of a Sneeze' is that it shows no sneeze - the droplets and globules of Ott's explosion were too fast, too many or too small. Having eluded the Kinetograph, the sneeze has spent more than a century in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Norfolk, Lawrence, 1963-
Ott's sneeze.
London : Book Works, c2002
(OCoLC)664768328
Named Person: Frederic P Ott; Frederic P Ott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Norfolk; Neal White
ISBN: 1870699521 9781870699525
OCLC Number: 52204603
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New writing series.
Other Titles: Record of a sneeze (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Lawrence Norfolk and Neal White.

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"On January 7 1894, Frederic P. Ott, a laboratory assistant of W.K.L. Dickson (the inventor of the Kinetograph) stood before the world's first movie camera and sneezed. The paradox of the forty-five frames of 'Record of a Sneeze' is that it shows no sneeze - the droplets and globules of Ott's explosion were too fast, too many or too small. Having eluded the Kinetograph, the sneeze has spent more than a century in representational limbo; perpetually announced, perpetually failing to appear. In Ott's Sneeze, novelist Lawrence Norfolk and artist Neal White have reconstructed this missing sneeze employing the most recent developments in laser, video and computer technologies. The resulting sequence of photographs of the progression of the sneeze in space is shown alongside Dickson's original forty-five frames together with a commentary linking the two centuries." [Publisher's statement].

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