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About Laterna magika - in MeetFactory


Laterna magika

National Film Archive presents on part of his research of Laterna magika in the form of exhibition and installation. Now in the premises of Meetfactory, alternative space in Smíchov in Prague. Audio-visual artist Jakub Nepraš presents his works for the New Stage of the National Theatre, there is a short historical part, you can watch original videos from Expo58 or visit special installation by famous artist Michal Bielický. You have time until November 10.

Combining historical materials, samples of later works inspired by Laterna magika but rendered in different media formats, and brand new art projects created right at MeetFactory, the exhibition reveals and introduces the foundations on which Laterna Magika was/is built. The gallery space features several artworks by Jakub Nepraš from 2007 to 2019 which had been part of the New Stage and are partly based on the works of Laterna magika. The separate space of Kostka Gallery presents the installation by Kamila B. Richter and Michael Bielický combining an architectonic object and projections onto semi-transparent materials. The last section of the exhibition is dedicated to international artists in residence who have a completely different perspective of Laterna magika unburdened by tradition/history: Ana Latini and Amelia Tan.

The exhibition seeks to get a broad and ambiguous grasp of Laterna magika, perceiving it as a phenomenon of many facets and ambivalences. The subtitle The Memory of an Experiment alludes to the focus on experimentation which has always created and still creates Laterna magika, to the continuous and unceasing experiment out of which it is born; and which, paradoxically, can be the cause of its stagnation. At the same time, MeetFactory is an ideal multimedia space to be transformed into a “laboratory” of Laterna magika to further revive the memory of experiments.

Artists: Michael Bielický and Kamila B. Richter, Ana Latini, Jakub Nepraš, Amelia Tan

Curators: Lucie Česálková, Kateřina Svatoňová
Architect: Zbyněk Baladrán
Organizers: MeetFactory, Národní filmový archiv
Duration: 26. 9. 2019 - 10. 11. 2019