Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
Image credit: Lisa Naruko

Moving Pictures, comprising seven unique zoetropes (pronounced ZOH-uh-trohp), celebrates the origin of cinema and Culver City's film studio history. Invented in 1834 by William George Horner, the zoetrope as it later came to be called, uses the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of movement. Inside the zoetrope's drum is a series of images that can be viewed through the slots incised in the drum's shell. By adjusting the rate of the spin of the drum, the viewer is able to observe an increasingly smooth progression of images. Zoetrope is from the Greek words zoe, "life" and trope, "turn."

Wick Alexander and Robin Brailsford have worked on numerous public art projects located throughout the downtown San Diego Area. Robin Brailsford also completed a public art project for the City of Santa Monica Downtown Transit Mall: River of Life (2000).


In and adjacent to Town Plaza

9540 Culver Boulevard, Culver City 90232  View Map

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