Laberinto de Luz / Lightbyrinth
Mexico • 7m 0s
Directed by Eugenio Polgovsky • Documentary • 2016 • 7 minutes
In Lightbyrinth 21st-century digital technology meets 19th-century animation in homage to eminent physicist James C. Maxwell. Filmed in Cambridge using his original zoetrope, the film conjures a sense of wonder at early image-making processes. The intricate editing and sound design create a playful diffraction of colors and a joyful dance of lights and bodies.
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