Visitors to the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown might notice some big, circular devices on the plaza at Avenida Houston
. They're part of an art installation, aptly called LOOP
, which is described as a cross between a music box, a zoetrope
(an early form of hand-cranked animation), and a railway handcar.
And, while some artwork is to be seen and not touched, that's not the case with this exhibit. Visitors sit inside the devices, and using a little elbow grease to crank a metal bar, they can watch images of a fairy tale scene come alive all around them.