A conjuring act in the form of an interview

Corrieri, Augusto A conjuring act in the form of an interview. In: Orley, Emily and Hilevaara, Katja (eds.) The Creative Critic. Routledge, London. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This text presents a semi-fictional interview between a theatre artist (Augusto Corrieri), a magician (Vincent Gambini), and a representative from an Edinburgh art studio and gallery (Rhubaba).

They discuss how ‘theatre’ might be seen as an architectural apparatus, a kind of magic box that produces certain modes of perception, and how these can be exploited by artists and magicians. There is a first-hand account of the process that magicians undergo in order to train in sleight of hand, touching on questions of ‘authenticity’ in the act of performing, and finally a discussion around the issue of using pseudonyms as a way of giving oneself permission to to perform in ways one might never think desirable.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater > PN2100 History > PN2131 By period > PN2181 Modern > PN2193 Special topics, A-Z > PN2193.E86 Experimental theatre
Depositing User: Augusto Corrieri
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 15:24
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 15:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69709

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