Opus 5, Plasma Light Magic Lantern Projector
This new lantern is re-invention of the device for use today in my performances and installations. It deploys a state-of-the-art plasma light; its argon bulb, excited by microwave frequencies, is an ultra-efficient, cool-to-the-touch single light source never before used in projection. This is the first-ever plasma light projector to be made. It operates in silence, as it has no fan -- heat is always a problem in projection technology. It is the culmination of six years of my research into the medium, of combing through archives and collections, of working with magic lanterns in installation and performance, of experimenting to find the best and most efficient light source for analogue projection. But it is only a bare beginning of an exploration of the medium and of this outstanding, star-like quality of light.