makes its official debut in a veritable variety show of cine-magical marvels ! These including Stephanie Hough’s temporary transformation of your personal digital devices into a novel interface for seeing and knowing anew, in her EARTHVIEWS series, and, from primordial depths, a media archeological fossil in the form of a kinescope film, featuring a bonafide magician circa 1950! Presented digitally and yet shimmering even still with the curious textures of this long-forgotten format.
From Andrew Kim’s film essay on the oddly named village, Colon, MI and its claim as “the Magic Capital of the World,” to the enchanted ephemera in Kathleen Quillian’s collage animation, The Conjuror, this entourage of audiovisual delights culminates in an illuminated excursion into the life and times of the late, great magician, vaudevillian, and comedy emcee, Werner “Dorny” Dornfield, as presented by his grand-nephew, yours truly,
Adapted from my recent publication, Misdirections: A Serio-Comic Catalogue of Details, Detours, and Derivations from the Life of the Magician, Vaudevillian, and Comedy Emcee, Werner "Dorny" Dornfield. This 68 pg chapbook and affiliated online trove is available for purchase at Antiquated Future