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Artist Akinori Goto showcased his mesmerising zoetrope-like wheel, which when illuminated with light unveils a life-like dancing figure.

A zoetrope is a device that was once used to give still images the illusion of movement in the pre-cinema age. Akinori Goto has taken the concept and applied modern design techniques to achieve something mind-blowing.

The piece, which was entirely 3D-printed, won both the Runner-up Grand Prix and the Audience Award during the 2016 Spiral Independent Creators Festival in Tokyo.


Goto's incredible design

Credit:
SICF (Spiral Independent Creators Festival) 

Goto’s clever design mimicked the movement of ballerinas, beginning with just one, before the entire wheel was filled with them.


A zoetrope
A zoetrope

Credit:
Andrew Dunn

As different amounts of light illuminate the wheel, the number of synchronised dancers increase and decrease.

You can find out more about the process here:

Artist Akinori Goto showcased his mesmerising zoetrope-like wheel, which when illuminated with light unveils a life-like dancing figure.

A zoetrope is a device that was once used to give still images the illusion of movement in the pre-cinema age. Akinori Goto has taken the concept and applied modern design techniques to achieve something mind-blowing.

The piece, which was entirely 3D-printed, won both the Runner-up Grand Prix and the Audience Award during the 2016 Spiral Independent Creators Festival in Tokyo.


Goto's incredible design

Credit:
SICF (Spiral Independent Creators Festival) 

Goto’s clever design mimicked the movement of ballerinas, beginning with just one, before the entire wheel was filled with them.


A zoetrope
A zoetrope

Credit:
Andrew Dunn

As different amounts of light illuminate the wheel, the number of synchronised dancers increase and decrease.

You can find out more about the process here:

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