about the Annotated Zoetrope
the zoetrope is called
the wheel of life;
images are brought ‘to life’ through their juxtaposition with other images.
as the zoetrope spins, images appear to fuse and become one moving, shifting form.
the annotated zoetrope presents distinct images and ideas and stories
from different places I have been;
it depicts bits and pieces of life
creating the illusion of movement
with the help of photographs, vignettes, videos, and memories.
in this zoetrope not only images but words are strung together side by side and formed
into observations and descriptions
of images, memories, sensations and thoughts,
slowly coming together and becoming more than their discrete parts
although the fragments are diverse and disparate,
the zoetrope creates a sense of continuity
between one frame and the next.
When spun rapidly,
you can almost see “the motions of life.”