Short Ride is an animated film and installation project that utilizes the zoetrope, a pre-cinema device that creates the appearance of motion from static pictures. The zoetrope features a perforated cylinder through which images are visible. Dyer employs his own version of this mechanism to explore a visual language of loops and spirals. When spun, the complex sculptures, dubbed cinetropes, are a blur to the eye but come to animated life when viewed through shutter-glasses or fast-shutter video cameras. This process allows for projects that manifest themselves as both films and installations.
Eric Dyer is an artist, filmmaker, experimental animator and educator. His award-winning films have screened internationally at numerous festivals, i… Read Full Bio