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Loop is an interactive work that plays short, flipbook-style movies inspired by Quebec literature. At the center of each giant wheel is a music box to provide accompaniment for the hand-drawn animations.

The work is inspired by the zoetrope, an optical toy invented in the 19th century. Loop is a hybrid of the music box, zoetrope, and railway handcar. Sit down inside the zoetrope, pump the bar, and make the image cylinder turn. The pictures will spring into motion.

The images, tinted by a strobe, are reminiscent of the earliest movies. The speed of the whirring pictures, the frequency at which the light flickers, and the tempo of the music are all determined by how fast you move the bar. Have fun!

The exhibition was conceived and executed by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve, and Ottoblix and produced by Ekumen and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal.

Visit the Georgia Tech Arts website for more information.


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Elizabeth Geiger
  • Created:08/03/2022
  • Modified By:Elizabeth Geiger
  • Modified:08/04/2022