There are a few other aspects of the illusion design that I sadly can’t get into here without breaking Magic Circle rules. Let’s just say ‘smoke and mirrors’ isn’t just a phrase…
As always, learning the magic trick performed by these great magicians had a secondary effect. I was able to experience the trial and error, the learning experience, the performance experience that the historical magician had faced decades earlier. By not just reading about these incredible performers, but actually walking in their footsteps I got way closer to them than I could have imagined, and was able to wear their shoes so to speak. Interestingly my audiences tell me that they were able to get closer to their historical idols by sharing in the same sense of wonder that they experienced all those decades ago! What a lovely thing to have had happen!
With all this in mind, after much heartache, failure, prototypes being burned for being shit! – I was able to build my own life size tank, from wood and paint. I was able to hide it on stage and then magically make it appear for my audience at the right time.
How did it look? Well I’ve put a photo of my tank above, but if you want to see it appear? Well you’ll just have to buy tickets to my show! Check out my live dates in the menu above. 🙂
About the author:
Kevin Quantum is a performer, magic consultant and creative events producer. He is Director and founder of Edinburgh International Magic Festival and an in-demand magic consultant, magic performer and teacher to theatres, schools and arts organisations around Scotland, the UK and the world.