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Paper: Magie spectaculaire: pour une esthétique de l’émerveillement

conference-cerisy2016Frank Kessler from the research team Utrecht and Sabine Lenk from the research team Antwerp participated in the international conference “Machines, Magie, Médias. Les arts trompeurs” held at Cerisy-la-Salle from August 20-28 2016. In their paper “Magie spectaculaire: pour une esthétique de l’émerveillement”, they discussed Tom Gunning’s concept of an “aesthetics of astonishment” in the context of turn-of-the-century visual and optical spectacles.