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Vladmasters are handmade viewmaster disks designed, photographed, and hand-assembled by Vladimir. They make use of toys, neglected household objects, and other miscellany to tell 28-picture stories. The Actaeon at Home set consists of four disks, a box to keep them in, and a mini-CD soundtrack.

Actaeon, to the ancient Greeks, was a hunter unlucky enough to get a good look at Artemis bathing naked amongst her nymphs. For his trespasses, Actaeon was transformed into a stag and then devoured by his own hounds. Our Actaeon is a small man in a room with striped wallpaper and antlers and a typewriter and a collection of Currier & Ives prints. It seems that he is being attacked by his surroundings. Later, there is a train chase.

All of this you will experience photographically with the CD soundtrack as your guide. The soundtrack features a score by the Apt Ensemble, a trio of musicians who lead you through the Vladmaster story playing a variety of instruments and providing the odd sound effect. Listen carefully and you will hear everything from a pump organ to a tuba to a musical saw to a train whistle. And, of course, there will be ding noises to cue the change from photo to photo.

Actaeon at Home Vladmaster Set

Overview

  • Materials: paper, film, cd
  • Feedback: 381 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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