Students Planted Giant Flip Books in a New Hampshire Forest (Video)
In light of the installation’s natural setting, the campers illustrated the flaps inside the Universal Play Machines to produce animations of bird behavior. They also treated the side panels of each installation with a one-way mirror film, and lined the inside with strips ofLEDs.
During the day, the side panels reflect the surroundingtrees—but at night, theLEDs render the side panels transparent, revealing the mechanism inside. Though the project is based on a simple idea (artists have been using variations on this technique to create animations for centuries), at this scale and in this setting it’s one of the more charming installations we’ve seen in a while.