Ouroboros (2023)


Ouroboros spins a loose narrative of joy, grief, death and rebirth, all told through looping images printed on physical animation devices known as phonotropes. Much like the ouroboros, a symbolic snake that devours its own tail, everything in life is a loop.

Ouroboros captures my ongoing fascination with physical animation devices known as phonotropes ā€” a contemporary update on the 19th-century pre-cinema device, the zoetrope ā€” which uses a record turntable and a video camera to capture the magic of the animated loops. Created during the various pandemic lockdowns and shot entirely on my smartphone, this short film visualizes perpetual cycles of beginnings, endings, and the inevitable reset of the loop.

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