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History, Journal

Meeting with the Media Archaeologist

Meeting with Thomas Weynants. Discussing Phantasmagorie and early projection techniques. We get a huge amount of information on how a historical Phantasmagorie actually took place and about the life of Robertson. Thomas also explained how he found an original lantern and how it ended up in a museum in the Middle East. There’s a kinship between a lot of early forms of entertainment: projection, magic, fairs, early cinema…

The Media Archeologist

History, Journal

The Media Archeologist

We’re reaching out to Cinema Zuid, trying to find an expert on the Phantasmagoria shows. We need to picture how they worked, what they looked like, what techniques Robertson used in creating his early projections, etc. We get referred to Mr. Thomas Weynants, media archaeologist.