“In conceptualising the ZOETROPE pavilion, Devlin took a map of Cape Town and chose 12 points that express the geographic and demographic range of life within a 100km radius of the site – from an underwater kelp forest and rooftop football match, to choral groups and solar power installers. Working closely with South African film-makers, Devlin gathered footage from these locations which was then edited into 12 one-minute films that form the narrative inside the ZOETROPE.
Upon entering, visitors will walk through a labyrinthine route that spans the length of the 12 one-minute films. Through its use of light, colour and sound, the sculpture creates an immersive journey that leaves the visitor with a greater understanding of place, as well as the relational symbiosis between solar energy, location and electric mobility. This journey aims to foster an appreciation of the spatial experience that technology such as Mercedes-Benz EQ offers.”
Design Indaba & Mercedes-Benz South Africa
Luke Halls Studio
Jade Pybus, Grace Twila & Peter Mashsasha
ASSOCIATE VIDEO DESIGN