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Conference in Multiple Dimension: Stereoscopy as a Precursor of Fantastic Cinema


Digital creation – New technologies

8.7, Passage 2, 11:30-12:30



The enthusiasm for stereoscopy that started in 1850 made it possible for audiences to discover worlds through 3D lenses. In the meantime, some inspired photographers and publishers decided to explore the fantasy genre. Ghosts, fairies and demons engaged in day-to-day activities started to appear and became instantly popular. These mythological scenes, fairy tales and other Diableries worked as a brutal and hilarious satire of society. The retrospective is dedicated to this pioneering phenomenon.


• Denis Pellerin, Historian of photography, Custodian of Dr. Brian May’s collection of Stereo photographs, Director of the London Stereoscopic Company, UK