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Lecture Speciale effecten voor 1900, Het Illuseum, Gent - 22 April 2015 (make a reservation)
 
Choose your favorite lecture theme, combine or program them all

The lectures explains the history and use of popular optical, kenitic and time-based media entertainments & toys before the dawn of cinema and include the early history of television which predates cinema. Special attention is given on the search into animated images in different media.

Lecture 1
Optical toys, Pre-Cinema and Media Archaeology:

Such as Magic Lanterns & slides, Peepshow boxes & views, Anamorphoses, Phenakistiscopes, Choreutoscopes, Anorthoscopes, other kinetic toys etc.
- Phantasmagoria or Death in the projected image before the invention of cinema.
- Persistence of Vision.
- Optical Theatre effects. Pepper's Ghost effect.
- Etc.

Lecture 2
Photography, early processes and special subjects
:
Forerunners, beginnings and early processes: Physionotrace, Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Tintypes, etc.
- Ghost's, Post-Mortem, Diableries or different aspects of Death in Photography.
- Stereophotography.
-
Chronophotography.
- Vintage nudes.
- Etc.

Lecture 3
Fairground Arts:
Grand Théâtre Mécanique Frère Morieux and Media Archaeology
“Oh. You shall see vat [sic] you shall see”
- Theatrum Mundi Puppets and Moving Panoramas on the Fairgrounds of Ghent and Paris, c. 1900.
- Mechanical Theatre Puppets, Moving Panorama's
on the Fairground.
- Pre-Cinema & media archeology on the Fairground.
- Etc.

Lecture 4

Mechanical Television:
The origins of television before the invention of Cinema
- Forerunners and early Broadcasting by Mechanical Television prior to Electronic Television.


Special attention
can be given on collections available on location. (please inform)
I will also welcome invitations from abroad. (see previous lecture references)


Lectures are done in English or Dutch and runs for at least 1 hour for each theme.
Illustrated with animated Power Point slides.

Send questionaire for conditions to thomas@visual-media.eu


For education purposes, a 3 to 4 hour lecture on
Early Visual Media Archaeology is available on-demand / invitation.
For Museums, Universities, Art Schools, Conventions, Conferences, Courses, Film festivals, Collector meetings, etc.

Learning about Visual Media Archaeology: Pre-Cinema, Photography, Film, Television + Related fields, Fairground Arts & Conjuring.
Presented by Thomas Weynants, author of Early Visual Media.

Oxford University Review of Early Visual Media


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Conditions

- Please inform for conditions & price of lecture.
- Travel and accommodation expenses, arranged & covered by the organiser or sponser of the event.
- Accreditation to attend other lectures if part of a larger program, congress, convention, festival, meetings, etc.

 

 
 

Lecture references bygones events:
All lectures are a visual window to early media illustrated by rare images!


- Revaluing Theatrical Heritage Challenges and Opportunities, Kortrijk 23 januari (Download the program)

- KLIK - Animation Festival, Amsterdam (Nederland) 2010

- Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie, Amsterdam (Nederland) 2010

- M HKA / Cinema Zuid, Antwerpen (Belgium) 2010

- WARP - Contemporary Art Platform, Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) 2010

- OFFoff Art Cinema, Gent (Belgium) 2010

- ‘Media & Design Academy, ’University College Limburg - 2009 (Genk)

- ‘Off-Screen’ Filmfestival (Brussels) 2009

- Artesis University College, Academy, Antwerp 2008 - 2009

- Hogeschool Art Academy / Antwerp (Belgium) 2008, 2009

- HISK Higher Institute for Fine Arts (Belgium) 2008

- Art Academy HoGent / Ghent - KASK lectures (Belgium) 2004, 2007

- University of Ghent, Film Plateau (Belgium) 2003, 2004, 2005

- Third Spring Shool on the History of Science (Minorca / Spain) 2005

- De Warande / Turnhout 2005

- Encontros da Imagem "Metamorfoses do Real", Braga (Portugal) 2004

- Sint Lucas Art Academy / Ghent (Belgium) 2004

- Jan Van Eyck Academy / Maastricht (Netherlands) 1994

- Museum of the Moving Image, London (Pre-cinema course) (England) 1994

- Art Academy / Maldegem (Belgium) 1994

- Art Academy / Maldegem (Belgium) 1994

- The Museum of Fine arts, Ghent - Academy restoration course (Belgium) 1994

- Art Academy / Leuven. (Belgium) 1994

- Art Academy / Maldegem (Belgium) 1994

- Art Academy / Brussels (Belgium) 1994


  


Unprecedented
demonstrations of opaque projection technique, in full color, with 3-D objects where done in:

-
London, Magic Lantern Society Convention exhibition. 1993

- Annecy, Animation film festival. 1993

- Bologna, "Il Cinema ritrovato" filmfestival & FIAF conference. 1994

 
 

 

Exhibition references
Items of the Early Visual Media collection where on display in the subsequent exhibitions:

-
'Lanterna Magica e Film Dipinto' Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin 2010

- 'Lantere Magique et Film Peint' Cinémathèque Française, Paris 2009 - 2010

-"Stippels & Pixels" De Cirk, Gent 2005

- "Hot Re-Strike / Licht en Kunst" De Warande, Turnhout 2005

- "Vers la modernité, le XIX siecle au pays de Liège", Luik (Liège), Musée de l’Art Wallon. 2001 - 2002

- "Loplop / re / presents: Back to Bascis", Ghent, Internationaal Filmfestival, 1998

- "¿Buñuel, Auge des Jahrhunderts!", Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, 1994.

- "¿Buñuel, La mirada del siglo!", Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia 1996.

- "¿Buñuel, La mirada del siglo!", Mexico DF, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 1996 - 97

- "Geografia del Precinema", Bologna, Galleria comunale d’arte moderna "G.Morandi" 1994.

- "Magic Lantern Society Convention exhibition", London, 1993.

 

 


Bibliographical references Thomas Weynants

  • Weynants Th. “The Phantasmagoria, Virtual Reality Techniques during the French Revolution and the Early 19th.Century
    in: Servants of light (The Magic Lantern Society, 1997) page 58 - 69. ISBN: 0 9510441 4 1

  • Weynants Th. “Fantasmagoria, Toverlantaarn voor projectie van translucide en opake fantasmagorieën - dissolving views”
    in PHT Photohistorisch tijdschrift (16) 1 1993, pp. 8-13


  • Weynants Th. “Le Phantascope, ou la fascination pour la mort dans le 18e et le 19e siècle”
    in Plateau (14) 2 1993, pp. 4-6


  • Weynants Th. “The Moisse-Weynants Fantascope”
    in The New Magic Lantern Journal (7) 2 1994, pp. 10-11


  • Weynants Th. Cat's eye mechanism, Fantascope lantern, Opaque projection puppets, Phantasmagoria slides, White shadows.
    in: Encyclopaedia of the Magic Lantern / different entries: (The Magic Lantern Society, 2001) ISBN: ISBN: 0 9510441 5 X




    More publications with references to 'Visual Media Collection' by other authors
    :
  • Laurent Mannoni "Lantern Magique et Film Peint" Cinémathèque Française, Paris 2009 - 2010
  • Stefan Andriopoulos "GhostlyVisions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media" 2009
  • Erkki Huhtamo, Edwin Carels & others. "Book of imaginary Media, excavating the dream of the ultimate communication medium"
    (2004) Debalie / NAi Publishers. ISBN: 90-5662-539-X.

  • José Roca. Phantasmagoria, Spectres Of Absence" (2007) Independent Curators International. ISBN: 978-0-916365-76-9
  • Martin Myrone. “Gothic Nightmares, Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination" (2006)
    Tate Publishing. ISBN-10: 1-85437-582-7.

  • Mervyn Heard. “Phantasmagoria : The Secret Life of the Magic Lantern" (2006)
    Hastings, The Projection Box. ISBN 10: 1-903000-12-2.

  • Eva Blimlinger, Werner Nekes, Ricky Jay & others. 'Rare Kunste, Zauberkunst in Zauberbüchern' (2006)
    Springer Wien / New York ISBN: 10 3-211-33385-1.


  • Paul Clee. “Before Hollywood, From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen" (2005)
    Clarion Books, New York.
    ISBN 10: 0618445331

  • Jacqueline Furby, Karen Randell. “Screen Methods: Comparative Readings in Film Studies" (2005)
    Wall Flower Press.
    ISBN 1904764347


  • Levie F. “Etienne-Gaspard Robertson” & "Un fantascope dans un Chateau" (1996)
    In: "ça tourne depuis cent ans, une histoire du cinéma francophone de Belgique" (catalogue Paris, Brussel), pp.10-13

  • Mannoni L. (1994) "Le grand art de la lumière et de l'ombre" (Nathan Universite, Paris)
    pp. 135-168 / 482-49.1 ISBN: 2.09.190.077.X


  • Mannoni L. (2000) "The great art of light and shadow"
    (Exeter Press) pp. 156 Translated by Richard Crangle. ISBN: 0 85989 567 X


  • Gian Piero Brunetta (1997) "Il Viaggio dell' icononauta. Della camera oscura di Leonardo alla luce dei Lumière"
    (Marsilio Editore, Venezia) ISBN: 88-317-6699-6

  • Campagnoni D. (1995) "Verso il Cinéma, Macchine spettacoli e mirabili visione"
    (Torino) pp. 117-125 ISBN: 88-7750-300-9


  • Jack Judson: "An astonishing sight in London, an original Robertson type phantascope with slides and all accessories, including the original lamp"
    In The Magic Lantern Gazette, 1993: frontcover & p.8-9

  • CINETECA, Mensile di informazione cinematografico, 1994.
    in Cineteca. Frontcover & p. 5






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