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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Mat Collishaw: Magic Lantern
The V and A Museum in London commissioned artist Mat Collishaw to animate the Museum's architecture with a work of haunting beauty. A monumental zoetrope (the device first designed in 1834 to project a rapid succession of images to stimulate motion) is the result. Magic Lantern transforms the Museum's edifice into a beacon of light, brought to life by fluttering moths visible from duck each evening. The commission is accompanied by a small replica zoetrope which will animate the John Nadejski Garden during the day.
On view through March 27, 2011. For more information, visit www.vam.ac.uk
Mat Collishaw, Midnight Icarus, 2010. Courtesy of Mat Collishaw.