Master Lecture 22/3 by Sophie Ernst "The Magic of Projection - how projections can make reality look ‘strange’

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 19:30-21:30 hrs.
Film Academy cinema

The century of cinema is over. We no longer watch projections on the ‘big screen’ only, moving images are everywhere, on phones, computers, tablets, and all kinds of screens in public space. The big difference between the cinema screen and the many small screens we encounter is that the first immerses us in a projection whereas the second expand our reality and, so Ernst argues, make it look ‘strange’. In her lecture Ernst revisits the history of projection with augmentation in mind. Augmenting projections are persuasive, not because they are materially ‘real’, rather because they make visible what we could imagine as real. 

About Sophie Ernst
Sophie Ernst trained as a industrial mechanic before studying sculpture. She was a resident at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and completed her PhD from Leiden University. In her artistic and theoretical work she follows the idea of projection in relation to history, architecture, culture, and identity. Her recent publication “The Magic of Projection; Augmentation and Immersion in Media Art” (2016) is an in-depth look at the uses of projection.

Her video works have been shown  among others  at the Moscow Bienale (2015), Asia Triennial Manchester (2014), ZKM, Karlsruhe (2013), Nasher Museum, Duke University (2013), International Video Festival, Cairo (2013), Johnson Museum, Cornell University (2012), Museum de Lakenhal (2011), 9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah (2009).