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Stories Through the View-Master

by Emily Schnobrich 


Tags: Arts, Vladimir, Vladmaster, View-Master, performance art, narrative, performance, visual art,

View Master Party

Kafka Parable Still OneUsing the View-Master as her medium, Portland-based artist Vladimir weaves intriguing “28-picture tales of train chases, missing steam shovels, disastrous dinner parties, and overly adventurous cockroaches.” She crafts each scene using teeny toys, objects, and random paraphernalia.  When set to music and narration, a Vladmaster performance has more potential for magic than any movie theater. Instead of staring at a screen, audience members click through the story as one, each using their very own View-Master.

Vladimir is not currently touring, but you can experience the whimsy at home. Visit her website for information on how to buy reels of her Franz Kafka parables and other thoughtful tales.

 

(Thanks, NUVO.) 

Source: Vladmaster.

Images courtesy of Vladimir.