Joseph Hyde - Zeotrope

Zoetrope is a dangerous and perverse experiment in alchemy. Machines are pushed until they break, sound is pressurised and overheated until it bubbles over into light. It is an object made from technological detritus - howling feedback, power spikes, white noise and video snow; the blank blue screen, flickering slightly. This raw material was melted and moulded until it at last took on a new sheen of artifice, but its original character keeps on breaking through. It explores issues around the relationship between people and machines, and questions perceptions of the ‘perfection’ of technology. It is about use and misuse; abuse, breakdown.



Joseph Hyde