Zoetrope Creation, “Running Man” Installation @ The Wende

Join us during Family Day at the Wende for the opening reception of Stas Orlovski’s installation Running Man this Sunday, Sept. 29, after a zoetrope and collage workshop for the whole family.

Step back in time and encounter the zoetrope, one of the first animation devices. Kids will make their own zoetropes and use them to animate images. Participants will also be invited to make collages in the style of Suprematism, the Russian abstract art movement. It’s all inspired by Stas Orlovski’s installation Running Man, which will transform the East German Guardhouse in the Wende garden from a symbol of surveillance into a magic lantern where histories collide.

Free. All materials and supplies are provided.

Stas Orlovski’s Running Man transforms the former East German guardhouse in the Wende garden from a symbol of surveillance and oppression into a magic lantern where disparate histories merge, intermingle, and collide. Orlovski occupies the guardhouse with three projected stop-motion animations that explore themes of loss, memory, and migration.

Drawing on the structure’s Cold War past and its current proximity to Sony Pictures Studios, the work references Russian children’s books, Soviet-era animation, Malevich’s Suprematism, Hans Richter’s experimental films, and Eadweard Muybridge’s early motion pictures.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Make art in the garden: zoetrope animation and collage
1 p.m.: Kids’ tour
3 p.m.: Opening of the newest guardhouse installation, Running Man by Stas Orlovski

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