The History of Projected Photography
Tuesday to Sunday, 11pm - 6pm.
June 1, 2017 - September 24, 2017.
Open on August 1st.
The Musée de l’Elysée is presenting one of the first exhibitions devoted to the history of the slide. There will be no prints hanging on the walls this time. In the tradition of magic lanterns, projected photography constitutes an alternative way of spreading images. Popular in the 1850s and used for a long time as a teaching tool as well as for popular entertainment, it first attracts amateur photographers. Some well-known photographers used projections until the 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1960-1970 that the slide really took hold within the artistic community when it was adopted by designers, architects and conceptual artists.
The exhibition, organized in four major sections – the light-images, the apparatus, sequence and screening – reveals the uniqueness of the slide. It illustrates the diversity of its practices and its impact on visual culture. The Musée de l’Elysée is indeed proposing a sensorial immersion in the projections (more than 20).
With the assistance of Emilie Delcambre Hirsch.
The exhibition receives the invaluable support of the Loterie Romande, the Cercle du Musée de l’Elysée and the Fondation Leenaards.
Slides. The History of Projected Photography
Essays by Nathalie Boulouch, Roland Recht, Olivier Lugon, Anne Lacoste.
Interview of the artist Krzystof Wodiczko by Christophe Domino.
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