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Magic Lantern Slide Workshop with Artist Amy-Claire Huestis and Suzanne Dery
Morbid Anatomy Museum
Brooklyn, NY
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Magic Lantern Slide Workshop with Artist Amy-Claire Huestis and Suzanne Dery
Date: Sunday, May 15th
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Admission: $45
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn.

Proceeding their all-day performance, "VISION OF WONDER," on May 14th at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, the artists invite you to come and make your very own painted and shadow-cut magic lantern slides.

Join artists Amy-Claire Huestis, Suzanne Déry to learn to create and play with magic lantern slides.   You are invited to make multiple painted and shadow-cut magic lantern slides, learning the key elements to this historic and unusual kind of moving picture animation.  The artists will guide you through an easy, fun and limitless world of picture and light.

All are welcome to jam, play, and create their own magic lantern show, working with multiple projectors and improvising with the wonderful music and sounds of Omar Zubair.  

The magic lantern is a large format analogue projector that was used for centuries for animated picture shows only to be taken over by the advent of film projection in the 20th century. These mechanical and hand operated animations are wondrous and delightful, fun and exciting for makers and audiences alike.



Amy-Claire Huestis makes a space to encounter the mysterious and to suspend a state of wonder in her interdisciplinary practice of expanded painting, light, and  experimental media.  One of her unique projects is to pioneer the re-invention of the magic lantern projector.  She brings the device and its form forward with the contemporary technology of plasma light and with her own painted and shadow-cut light pictures.  With her seeing machines and seeing tools, she casts a historic and mystical perspective on the phenomena of the image.

Suzanne Dérys practice involves a range of transformative materials: sunlight, print, sculpture, and installation.  Without defining a fixed outcome within her practice, its focus suggests a connection between herself and the unknown.   Searching to make this connection, one work leads to another, exists within an evolving and fluid state of positioning through intuitive experimentation with material.  For Sue, the true outcome of the work lies within this pursuit.

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Morbid Anatomy Museum (View)
424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

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