Today's image is titled the performance featured four "stories" ' Lucifugia Thigmotaxis, The Public Life of Jeremiah Barnes, Actaeon at Home and Fear & Trembling -- told via diorama photography as seen through that wonderful childhood toy, the ViewMaster.
As described in the event announcement:
A Vladmaster performance is a simultaneous ViewMaster experience. Everyone in the audience is given a ViewMaster viewer and a set of Vladmaster disks. A soundtrack of narration, music, sound effects, and ding noises to cue the change from image to image then leads the audience through the story. The glorious kerthunk of many ViewMaster viewers turning simultaneously fills the air.
Another example of this Viewmaster action can be seen in a and called the show "fresh and interesting." He writes:
My favorite disc was the one about the construction equipment. An amazingly inventive story that begins with a fairly abstract picture of crumpled construction paper with an airplane's shadow on it, it also provides proof for the effectiveness of the authoritative power of direct eye-to-lens contact. It was a story that was made up, but told in a TLC, UFO sighting style, even referencing reports on the evening news that left me questioning why I had never seen anything about this event before.
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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