magic lantern – mat collishaw

this is a site specific work commissioned by the v and a museum to show off the building and its cultural significance. it was between moths and bats and this time the moths won (in the past there has been limited success and not to mention one of batman’s rivals killer moth). collishaw animated the moth to light scenario on a very large-scale and with primitive technology making a ten metre zoetrope. it seems  a very epic work and this epic nature seems quite conflicted with the nature of moths. there are limited videos of this thing in action so i guess it’s a case of you need to be there in person to truly appreciate or criticise. in saying that following is a recording of the miniature version then a link to the making of video:


making of.