Zoetrope - Growing Up Gallery
National Museum of Singapore

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.

Mentions + Credits: FARM

Selected Works

Moving Stories
Changi Airport Group

AIRism in a Lab
Uniqlo Singapore

Looking into a Jewel
Changi Airport Group

A Feathery Trail of Adventures
Changi Airport Group

Rhythm in Technicolour
2017 F1 Singapore Grand Prix

WTA Finals Singapore 2017
Singapore Tourism Board

Unusual Tunes
Hermès Singapore

Second Nature
National Museum of Singapore

Interactive Green Corridor
2016 F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Interactive Nature Projection
2016 F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Make it Your Singapore
Flip-dot Installation

Marble Run
2015 F1 Singapore Grand Prix

National Museum of Singapore

Projection Mapping
National Museum of Singapore

Singapore’s Biggest Tip Jar
ION Orchard

Leather Forever


Nike Trackball

Absolut Canvas
Singapore Night Festival

Nikon Asia

Guardian Angel
AWARE Singapore


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