The Beauty of Life Shown Through a Paper Zoetrope by Ové Pictures (Video)

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The dynamic duo behind Ové Pictures, Slovak directors and illustrators Veronika Obertová and Michaela Čopíková, have created a traveling interactive exhibition ‘Searching for Beauty‘. They understand that “new beauty” is a shift of aesthetic perception in the world around us, moving away from the idealized concepts that have been instilled in us in the past, and instead looking to understand beauty in real environments where we exist in our everyday lives.

This paper zoetrope, made using over 350 paper models, symbolizes the “Beauty of Life” and incorporates the four elements – water, air, earth and fire, but their nod, per se, is the animation through the start of the egg at the very top and the fight of the chicken at the very end as a representation of full cycle of life.

This exhibition was created as a part of the Slovak Presidency to the European Council, together with the curator, Mária Rišková, current director of Slovak Design Centre. The exhibition runs through 26th October to 27 November 2016. The Searching for Beauty exhibition was originally created for the Parlamentarium in Brussels. Next, it’s moving to Linz and it will launch in Bratislava early next year in the Slovak Design Centre’s gallery Satelit and in Prague.

The Beauty of Life Shown Through a Paper Zoetrope by Ové PicturesThe Beauty of Life Shown Through a Paper Zoetrope by Ové Pictures

“Life on Earth is beautiful and diverse; with motion as its fundamental feature. Everything keeps moving; it goes on, flows, grows, breaths, reproduces, …”

The Beauty of Life Shown Through a Paper Zoetrope by Ové PicturesThe Beauty of Life Shown Through a Paper Zoetrope by Ové Pictures

“In a way, beauty is also represented in urban stills of industrial form, routine situations, fragments of memories, or abstract images. The objects presented in this exhibition represent different views of understanding beauty and combine new and traditional ideas in a fascinating collection. The exhibited objects represent different views of understanding beauty and combine new and traditional ideas in a fascinating collection.” – Ové Pictures

The Beauty of Life Shown Through a Paper Zoetrope by Ové Pictures - Searching For Beauty Exhibition Space

All of the installations in the exhibition center around the motif of ‘Searching for Beauty’ in new contexts, and since they didn’t want to be the only ones to answer the question “What’s beautiful now?”, they would like to invite everyone to join their web project www.searchingforbeauty.eu. There, everyone can easily create a GIF (a video or photo animation) and share what is beautiful for you, therefore creating their own hand made paper zoetrope.

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images and video courtesy of Ové Pictures, via direct submission

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