Peter Hudson: Creator of the Monkey Zoetrope

Peter Hudson: Creator of the Monkey Zoetrope

Postby affinity » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:52 pm

THE FINAL SPIN: If you are a fan of Peter's 2007 piece, Homouroboros ("the monkeys") or maybe have never seen it, we are putting together an event on March 31st, in the Bay Area, at which we will be spinning the piece for the last time before taking it down to make room for Charon. This will be an intimate, private event with some food and drinks and a presentation by the artist. Please join us!
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Postby Workinonit » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:11 pm

And he has not been back to Burning Man in a few years now... please go support his project on Kickstarter!

His stroboscopic zoetropes have always and remain a wonderful conversation piece on and off the playa!

Please bring him and his art back!
As always...

Check out my Burning Man 2011 Art Project!
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Postby affinity » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:13 am

Thanks for the nice ShoutOut, Workinonit
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:58 am

Homouroboros is one of my all time favorites, and I almost always use it when trying to explain the magnificence of the art of Burning Man to people who have never attended. This would be a perfect excuse to take a trip up to San Francisco!
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Postby affinity » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:22 pm

Just a little shout out from Peter Hudson about Charon, his 2011 piece for Burning Man.

Peter Hudson here, and the greatest joy and passion of my life has been building and presenting large, stroboscopic zoetropes at Burning Man (3D objects that are animated through the use of strobe lights).

If you've been to Burning Man, you might be familiar with some of my work, which includes 2002's Sisyphish ("the swimmers"), 2004's Deeper ("the divers"), 2007's Homouroboros ("the monkeys") and 2008's Tantalus. Now, after two years off, I am beginning work on a new piece: Charon . I am taking all that I have learned to the next level and I am truly inspired. But, I need your help to make it happen!!

I cannot fully describe Charon to you, because, as with some of my earlier work, this is a participatory piece that affords those who interact with it room for discovery and a degree of personal interpretation.


We are blessed and honored to have been approved for a grant from Burning Man, without which this piece would not be possible. Having said that, there is still a substantial sum to be raised - large scale, kinetic art ain't cheap!!

* The most important piece of the fundraising is our Kickstarter project. If you have not heard of Kickstarter, I encourage you to go to Charon's Kickstarter webpage ASAP to learn more. We will have 45 days to raise $20,000. If we do not get to our goal, we will not get anything. This, as you can imagine, is no small task and we need all the help we can get. ANY SIZE DONATION is appreciated and donations of larger sizes will be eligible for some pretty cool stuff that is all outlined on the site. Check it out here: ... dson/posts

There will be other opportunities to help along the way and if you live in the Bay Area and want to get your hands dirty - especially if you are skilled in some way (but even if you are not), please register as a volunteer here: and there will almost certainly be some opportunity to get involved.

But make no mistake, the best help at this point is participation in the early fundraising campaign detailed above.

Please help me bring this vision to Black Rock City - there is no way it can happen without you!!! Thank you so much in advance for your support.

Peter Hudson
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Postby affinity » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:59 am

We are getting close to our goal but there is still a lot of steel to buy so we would love to have your support. You know you will be proud to see Charon and know you helped make it happen! ... ref=9p4hau
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Postby Elorrum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Love this!!
It's long been a goal of mine to work on a large project. Working on a Peter Hudson project was beyond imagining. and yet, WOW I am.
Thanks so much.

so worth a donation imho.
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A Zoetrope - Charon coming to Burning Man

Postby affinity » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:16 am

Thank you for your amazing support! We have reached our initial Kickstarter funding goal, but we have more steel to buy and a long road ahead. We hope you will support us in this last push on kickstarter so we can spend more time on construction & fabrication and less time worrying about additional fundraising. Less than 5 days to go! And we know you will be excited when you can proudly say "I helped make that!"

So come help us out: ... dson/posts
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