Stories in the Dark
Contemporary responses to the magic lantern
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Private View: Friday 18 March between 6 and 8pm
Please RSVP to @ by Wednesday 16th March.
Curated by artist Ben Judd, Stories in the Dark will feature the work of artists Jordan Baseman, Adam Chodzko, Benedict Drew, Louisa Fairclough, Dryden Goodwin, Haroon Mirza, Lindsay Seers and Guy Sherwin, who will use magic lanterns, and items from the Beaney’s unique collections, as starting points for new works.
Invented in the 17th century, the magic lantern brought projected moving images to audiences for the very first time, creating breath-taking shows which captured the imagination.
This unique and contemporary exhibition, co-commissioned by Whitstable Biennale, using film, projection and sound is on in the Beaney’s Special Exhibitions Room between Saturday 19 March and Sunday 19 June.
The exhibition is part of the Whitstable Biennale, which runs from 4 to 12 June, and also forms part of the University of Kent’s International Festival of Projections, which runs from 18 to 20 March.