Copenhagen Cycles

Institute History

  • 2007 Sundance Film Festival


A bicyclist travels through a fantastical, collaged reconstruction of Denmark's capital city through a combination of precinema zoetrope with high-definition digital video technology. This installation pulls the history of filmmaking together by using beautiful still photography, spinning wheels, and perceived motion—without computer effects. The film Copenhagen Cycles plays next to 10 of the zoetropes that created it.


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