Melike Koçak aka Golden Sweet aka Pop Queen is an incredible artist from Istanbul, now based in Boston, Massachusetts. For her MassArt senior thesis short, Melike hand-painted a series of praxinoscopes discs, each featuring slightly bizarre but hugely endearing animated loops!
"The animation 'Bat Moons Tenderly' showcases personal narratives from the artist's experiences and adventures in the form of several praxinoscopes, a 19th-century predecessor to modern animation. These pieces are synced to hypnotic music in an attempt to sink the viewer into the common reality underlying each record." Golden Sweet