This research stems from a partnership with Redmoon Theater's artistic directors and interns to develop solutions, design and build viewing apparatus and media for an 8 foot tall functioning zoetrope. During the Summer of 2012, Compagnon curated a studio taught by Matt Marsden, an Animation professor at SAIC in the Film, Video, New Media and Animation department. Students worked in teams and collaborated with Redmoon interns to research historical animation processes, lighting, viewing angles and instruments and adapt them to contemporary resources and materials. The studio had the opportunity to consult with Jan Tichy, Artist and Art & Tech Professor for the lighting and design/build research components, models and prototypes.
One of the paper prototypes, “Less Than Lethal”, designed and constructed by Compagnon was included in the Sullivan Gallery exhibit, Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture, in October 2012.