Mat Collishaw

tree stump record players by Mat Collishaw

Zoetrope "Garden of Unearthly Delights" by Mat Collishaw

I first heard of Mat Collishaw and his zoetrope “Garden of Unearthly Delights” from my friend Kyle who raved about seeing this kinetic sculpture in person.  When I saw his name was also part of the exhibition Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities at the Museum of Art and Design, I set out to find a video of his zoetrope. What I found was this video of Mat talking about an older exhibition of his Hysteria installed at the Freud Museum. From the tree stump record players, to the ghostly mirror portraits of women in shifting smoke, to the zoetrope that has now made it way to the Musuem of Art and Design, his work begs to be shared. Hopefully, you’ll like it as much as I do and hopefully you’ll be close enough to go and see it in person.


August 24, 2011 / By