Monday, 1 August 2011

Calke Abbey zoetrope inspired pieces

5 zoetrope inspired pieces installed in the old Riding School at Calke Abbey. The ghosts of the horses can be seen trotting and jumping once more.

Thanks to the staff at Calke, Michael Fairfax, Helen Merrin and Richard Burton for all their help. Photographs taken by Helen Merrin.

A short film will hopefully follow.

A family take a quick preview at the animated rotating artworks.

5 pieces slowly rotating at 1.5 rpm.

some details

The text on the rotating pieces are short extracts from Sir George Crewe's journal whilst he was living at Calke. His use of language is beautiful and quirky.

Jo Fairfax

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