Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge's legendary photographs of animals in motion, the Post-Critical Zoetrope re-animates formerly de-animated material by compiling a short video of Muybridge's original images. Screened on a computer monitor that spins in circles with the help of a mechanical arm, the monitor seems to keep pace with the action on the screen (in this case, a horse and rider), and so gives back some of the life inherent to the original source of Muybridge's observation.
Artist and writer Rick Nixon has a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a MA in Art History and Theory from York University and is currently working towards his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Waterloo. Solo exhibitions include the Forest City Art Gallery in London and St. Thomas/Elgin Art Gallery in St. Thomas (both in Ontario, as well as group shows at the Art Gallery of Peel, the London Regional Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Windsor.
Matt Millard graduated from the Applied Science in Honours Systems Design Engineering, Mechatronics Option, taught robotics to high school students, developed engineering courses, worked on the worlds cutting edge in cryptography technology in California, and developed an innovative piano tuning system. He is on a masters in Systems Design Engineering, studying human gait, with the hopes of developing a simulation tool to aid future prosthetic design and the everyday work of clinicians in gait labs.