Embroidered Zoetrope Animations – Elliot Schultz

Since posting about pottery phonotropes I can’t get enough of physical zoetrope animations. Check out these amazing embroidered zoetrope animations by Elliot Schultz.

The 2013 installation involved the creation of 10″ discs embroidered with sequences of images that fit on standard turntables. Each piece was displayed with a standard strobe light that effectively brought the animation to life. The precision of the machine embroidery coupled with the texture of thread makes these really special to watch.

 

Embroidered Zoetrope Animations – Elliot Schultz

Experimental Animation & Pottery – Phonotrope

Since we posted about the oldest animation in the world found in Iran on pottery, I thought it would be good to post on a more modern version of the technique.

Created as part of a collaboration between animator Jim Le Fevre and artists Al Johnstone and Roops from RAMP Ceramics, this whirling clay pot acts like an animated zoetrope when spun at a certain speed. The film was shot by Mike Paterson and Le Fevre discusses the process of building it over on his blog.

Experimental Animation & Pottery – Phonotrope