Gregory Barsamian's kinetic constructions are a clever elabortion on a tradition Phenakistoscope or Zoetrope. His uncanny animated sculptures, assisted with a strobe light, bring the surreal images taken from dream worlds to jerky eerie life!
'Die Falle' ('The Trap') was constructed in 1997, but exhibited recently at
the London Kinetica Artfair 2013, where The Creators Project took the opportunity
to talk to Gregory about his work. 'The Trap' sees dreaming disembodied heads
release shapeless blobs that turn into human forms, and gives the illusion that
they’re gliding up a spinning steel armature, turning into cogs and then back
to humans before being snapped up by mouse trap beds.
You can check out stills and videos of all Gregory's spectacular sculptures
over on his website here: