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Nervous Magic Lantern

Friday, November 18, 2011, 8-10pm

Ken Jacobs Performance

Ken Jacobs’s legendary Nervous Magic Lantern is a performance of live cinema without film. The performance consists of a projector, crafted by Jacobs himself, that produces three-dimensional abstractions without the use of celluloid. Based on the magic lantern of the 19th century, the projector is manually operated, and relies on the play of light, objects, and transparencies to produce large-scale abstractions in motion.

A Q&A period will follow the performance.


Instructional Centre, Room 245
University of Toronto Mississauga


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