About the Artist
Dr Mervyn Heard is a performer and scholar who creates magic lantern entertainments and special projects using original 18th, 19th and early 20th century magic lantern slides and lost techniques or presentation. In the past he has devised projects and instillations for the Royal Opera House, Tate Britain, the Hayward Gallery, the British Library, the Brighton Festival, the Magic Circle and internationally for the Perth Festival in W Australia, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin and Cinemateca Portugese. He is also the author of Phantasmagoria : The Secret Life of the Magic Lantern and a former Chairman of the international Magic Lantern Society.
Member of the Stanza Group