Embroidered Zoetrope

    by Elliot Schultz
  • This project encourages viewers to watch and engage with animation physically.
    Six discs were created with animated sequences embroidered onto their surface. They have been designed to be played on standard turntables and their shape and size is inherited from 10" vinyl records.
    The animation is activated when a strobe light illuminates the discs in sync with the embroidered frames of animation.
  • Visitors to the installation were encouraged to interact with the turntables and discs. A set of additional discs were on display and could be unpackaged and played.
  • The thread deforms the material and shines in the light of the strobe; effects which enhance the experience in person, but can't be fully replicated on screen.
  • Flipping the discs upside down exposes the messy, untrimmed thread, while also allowing the viewer to watch the animation play in reverse.

    2013, ​ANU School of Art Graduation Show
    2014, National Film and Sound Archive Library
    2014, Zonk Vision Residency, 'You Are Here' Festival
    2014, New Release, M16 Artspace, Canberra
    View project on my website.
    Photography by Dylan Kovacevic.