Once a month the Magic Lantern Society publishes a newsletter called ‘New Light on Old Media’. You might think that members of the Society would only be interested in historical matters relating to the heyday of the magic lantern. You’d be wrong. Many artists and performers around the world have rediscovered Victorian optical entertainments and early techniques for creating the illusion of movement and incorporate them into their work. And, of course, the projection of digital imagery onto buildings has become an art form in its own right.
New Light on Old Media provides a fascinating glimpse into this new world. This edition includes optical art built from Lego, real-time face projection, an illustrated song called ‘Grandma got run over by a reindeer’ and more!
If you would like to see previous newsletters, you can do so here.