The Dubai Moving Image Museum is creative partner at ISEA 2014, as well as participating in the Al Bidaya Opening at Cuadro Art Gallery we are also present throughout the event. Alizee is part of various round tables including Evolution of Storytelling and Leap of Animation with amongst others Lina Younes from Animation Chamber Dubai and Erkki Huhtamo from UCLA. DMIM is also hosting visits by delegates during the 10 days event.
Archives For Museum
Our latest acquisition, the parlor Kinetoscope, a very rare and important optical toy invented by Thomas Edison and patented on the 24th August 1897 . The number of surviving examples of this toy version of Edison invention can be counted on the fingers of one hand so we are very fortunate to be able to display one in our museum. Our example comes with 5 films which is also exceptional, unlike the Kinetoscopes displayed in public halls this home version works with films printed on paper rather than celluloid.
You can discover a film introducing the Dubai Moving Image Museum by clicking on The Film under recent posts or by scrolling down this page
We now have an outside sign, the museum is ready and we are waiting for a date for the official opening, in the meantime anyone interested can make an appointment to view via the contact found on our website dmimuseum.com
Ghosts and Spectres
Here is another interactive display, in 1864 J.H.Brown published a book called Spectropia, we have taken 4 of his prints to display here; By staring at one of the images for roughly 25″ without blinking and then looking away at the white screen on the wall the visitors will see the image of the spectres appear before them floating on the wall, this is due to an illusion called afterimage, a phenomenon where the image continues to appear in one’s vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased.