In new art exhibit, performers take on gravity-defying positions

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"In Just a Blink of an Eye" exhibit. Photo credit: Myles Pettengill.

Many people remember the scenes from "The Matrix" when Neo hinges slowly backward and narrowly dodges bullets. Now imagine four living, breathing humans frozen like that, all in the name of performance art. These people are paralyzed in this gravity-defying position in a show called “In Just a Blink of an Eye." It's from artist Xu Zhen, and it's on view now through September 1 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

"In Just a Blink of an Eye" exhibit. Credit: Myles Pettengill. 

"In Just a Blink of an Eye" exhibit. Credit: Myles Pettengill.

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