• Zoetrope visits NW Animation Fest 2018, Hollywood Theater

    Zoetrope visits NW Animation Fest 2018, Hollywood Theater
    Photos provided by NW Animation Fest 2018 

    My large-scale Zoetrope is making the rounds! Currently at the NW Animation Fest 2018 happening in the Hollywood Theater in Portland from Wednesday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 27th, 2018.

    Popped and Kernels are two new photographic strips created for this viewing at the Festival. I originally built this Zoetrope for an exhibition in 2007 and now it occasionally reappears in special places. Here's a chance to spin it and go out to the movies and watch some amazing animation.

    The Zoetrope is a pre-cinema device that creates a visual effect of an animated image. The mechanism is a drum containing slits and a set of still images that when turned in a circular fashion creates the illusion of motion. This viewing device was invented by William George Horner in 1834 and originally was called the Daedatelum.

    A huge thanks to Sven Bonnichsen, festival director, and Gretchin Lair for the invitation!