Trick of the Eye & Sleight of Hand

TRICK OF THE EYE & SLEIGHT OF HAND
| ALEXANDER PILIS & DAVID BEN IN CONVERSATION

TRICK OF THE EYE & SLEIGHT OF HAND
| ALEXANDER PILIS & DAVID BEN IN CONVERSATION

In the words of the great magician Harry Kellar: “the end of all magic is to feed with mystery the human mind, which dearly loves mystery.” The same can be argued to be a fundamental purpose of art, which often seeks to entrance the viewer through surprising encounters that open new perspectives unto reality, life & ideas. Following a guided tour of the exhibition Architecture Parallax: Through the Looking Glass, visual artist Alexander Pilis & magician David Ben (co-founder & artistic director of Magicana) discuss the role illusion & staging as well as optics & physics play in their respective practices as magic & art entwine.
In the words of the great magician Harry Kellar: “the end of all magic is to feed with mystery the human mind, which dearly loves mystery.” The same can be argued to be a fundamental purpose of art, which often seeks to entrance the viewer through surprising encounters that open new perspectives unto reality, life & ideas. Following a guided tour of the exhibition Architecture Parallax: Through the Looking Glass, visual artist Alexander Pilis & magician David Ben (co-founder & artistic director of Magicana) discuss the role illusion & staging as well as optics & physics play in their respective practices as magic & art entwine.


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