Experience a mesmerizing magic lantern performance, the optical illusions of the Kinora motion picture viewer and the astonishing sound of a giant 3D-printed exponential gramophone horn. During this special Forum Z event we will dive into the world of Experimental Media Archaeology and the power of object-based re-enactment on the historical imagination.
Aleksander Kolkowski: Auxetophone and Stentorphone air-amplified gramophones (ca. 1908-1921), live demonstration of original and replica models using a newly-built, giant exponential gramophone horn based on a design from 1929.
Tim van der Heijden: Kinora motion picture viewing technology (ca. 1907), live demonstration of original and replica models, and screening of 9.5mm reels with a Pathé-Baby film projector (ca. 1924) on an original projection screen.
Karin Bienek & Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (illuminago): ‘Magische Lichtspiele' - Magic Lantern Show with gramophone accompaniment by Aleksander Kolkowski.
The demonstrations are followed a drinks reception.
This event is an outcome of the project Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The 3D-printed objects and replicas have been made in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Luxembourg. The event is furthermore organized in collaboration with the Open University of the Netherlands, partner in the project CRAFTED: Enrich and Promote Traditional and Contemporary Crafts.
Wednesday, 7 September 2022
18.00 - 20.00
116, rue de Luxembourg
Languages: English and German.
For organisational reasons, we appreciate prior registration via Eventbrite.