Set against the larger historical context of Singapore’s early years as a young nation, the displays in the Growing Up Gallery at the National Musuem of Singapore offer insight into how, in spite of the political and social strife in the tumultuous 1950s and 1960s, those growing up in post-war Singapore were inspired to pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Casting the strobe light on the pioneer sporting talents of Singapore, Insert Coin built and programmed a Zoetrope to celebrate the legacy of Tang Pui Wah, Singapore’s first female Olympian. It depicts Miss Tang, now 82, passing the torch to two other Singapore female Olympians, Mary Klass, now 80, and Janet Jesudason, now 79, representing the everlasting legacy of pioneer sportswomen in the 1950s.
A total of 55 trophy models were 3D printed with slightly varying postures across each of the trophies. As the Zoetrope spins at 133rpm for 45 seconds each time the button is activated by museum visitors, lights are strobed to the same spinning frequency of the motor, allowing the different postures to be visually stitched together to create an illusion of a moving animation.
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