This Taumatrop has a typographic story focused on “the other side of the medallion” idiom. Each unit has two faces and two separately illegible texts. Full meaning can only be perceived through illusion by rotation and the triptych arrangement. Turkish sentences of “half-full”, “half-empty” and “round and round” refer to dissidence and system loops.
Taumatrop has brought to life in collaboration with Ufuk Barış Mutlu.
April 2017, Illusionoscope, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul.
Special thanks to Zafer Çömlekci for the manufacturing support.
Photos: Doruk Kumkumoğlu
Materials: Aluminum sheet, steel rod, DC motor, ball bearing, belt, pulley, open-source microcontroller, miscellaneous electronics, miscellaneous hardware, powder coating.
Dimensions: 200x300x300 mm