Laterna magika: The Memory of an Experiment
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.
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.
Artists: Michael Bielický a Kamila B. Richter, Ana Latini, Jakub Nepraš, Amelia Tan
Curators: Lucie Česálková, Kateřina Svatoňová
Architect: Zbyněk Baladrán
Organisers: MeetFactory, Národní filmový archiv