The Art of the Magic Lantern is a new collaborative project by Nicole Mollett and Frog Morris which re-purposes pre-cinema projection equipment to create a contemporary performance piece.
Original photographic glass slides will be reorder and mix with new painted slides. These will be projected using refurbished lanterns and accompanied with narration. The stories we tell will mix traditional magic lantern show themes, such as phantasmagoria, moralistic folk tales and travel, with contemporary issues and humor.
The project will bring together heritage research, drawing, socially engaged art practice, standup performance, and story telling.
Wednesday 2nd March, Whitstable Performance Event
Saturday 26th April, Magic Lantern Society Meeting, Swedenborg Society, London.
Saturday 17th May, Museums at Night Event, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Gallery.