Free

Smoke and Mirrors Live Performances

  • In-Gallery Performance
Photograph of a male magician holding up 2 playing cards in each hand, looking directly to camera. In the foreground are the backs of the heads of his audience. The magician is bathed in the pink and blue of the stage lighting.

Experience magic in the Smoke and Mirrors galleries with live performances exploring perception, deception and the ‘supernatural’.

Dates

Events

    Thursday 11 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Matthew L Tompkins

    Gallery 1

    Join Dr Matthew L Tompkins, author of ‘The Spectacle of Illusion’ and Member of the Magic Circle for a performance of tricks and illusions. You’ll learn how magic illusions can help researchers glean new insights into the workings of the mind, and discover the psychological principles that can explain magical and supernatural-seeming experiences.

    Just turn up
  • Saturday 13 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Matthew L Tompkins

    Gallery 1

    Join Dr Matthew L Tompkins, author of ‘The Spectacle of Illusion’ and Member of the Magic Circle for a performance of tricks and illusions. You’ll learn how magic illusions can help researchers glean new insights into the workings of the mind, and discover the psychological principles that can explain magical and supernatural-seeming experiences.

    Just turn up
  • Tuesday 16 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Alice Pailhès

    Gallery 1

    Join Alice Pailhès, a researcher at Goldsmiths University’s MAGIC lab, for a demonstration of the psychology of forcing. This technique is used by magicians to covertly influence a person’s thoughts and decisions, and you’ll see how these principles can manipulate our sense of agency and free will.

    Just turn up
  • Thursday 18 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Alice Pailhès

    Gallery 1

    Join Alice Pailhès, a researcher at Goldsmiths University’s MAGIC lab, for a demonstration of the psychology of forcing. This technique is used by magicians to covertly influence a person’s thoughts and decisions, and you’ll see how these principles can manipulate our sense of agency and free will.

    Just turn up
  • Saturday 20 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Alice Pailhès

    Gallery 1

    Join Alice Pailhès, a researcher at Goldsmiths University’s MAGIC lab, for a demonstration of the psychology of forcing. This technique is used by magicians to covertly influence a person’s thoughts and decisions, and you’ll see how these principles can manipulate our sense of agency and free will.

    Just turn up
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Gustav Kuhn

    Gallery 1

    Come and explore the science of misdirection with Dr Gustav Kuhn, Director of Goldsmith's MAGIC Lab and Member of the Magic Circle. You'll find out how technology is being used to study how our perceptual processes can be hacked.

    Just turn up
  • Thursday 25 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Gustav Kuhn

    Gallery 1

    Come and explore the science of misdirection with Dr Gustav Kuhn, Director of Goldsmith's MAGIC Lab and Member of the Magic Circle. You'll find out how technology is being used to study how our perceptual processes can be hacked.

    Just turn up
  • Saturday 27 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Gustav Kuhn

    Gallery 1

    Come and explore the science of misdirection with Dr Gustav Kuhn, Director of Goldsmith's MAGIC Lab and Member of the Magic Circle. You'll find out how technology is being used to study how our perceptual processes can be hacked.

    Just turn up
  • Tuesday 30 April 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Matthew L Tompkins

    Gallery 1

    Join Dr Matthew L Tompkins, author of ‘The Spectacle of Illusion’ and Member of the Magic Circle for a performance of tricks and illusions. You’ll learn how magic illusions can help researchers glean new insights into the workings of the mind, and discover the psychological principles that can explain magical and supernatural-seeming experiences.

    Just turn up
  • Thursday 2 May 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Matthew L Tompkins

    Gallery 1

    Join Dr Matthew L Tompkins, author of ‘The Spectacle of Illusion’ and Member of the Magic Circle for a performance of tricks and illusions. You’ll learn how magic illusions can help researchers glean new insights into the workings of the mind, and discover the psychological principles that can explain magical and supernatural-seeming experiences.

    Just turn up
  • Saturday 4 May 2019

    • In-Gallery Performance

    Performance by Dr Matthew L Tompkins

    Gallery 1

    Join Dr Matthew L Tompkins, author of ‘The Spectacle of Illusion’ and Member of the Magic Circle for a performance of tricks and illusions. You’ll learn how magic illusions can help researchers glean new insights into the workings of the mind, and discover the psychological principles that can explain magical and supernatural-seeming experiences.

    Just turn up

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in Gallery 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, it’s on the left on level 0.

Limited spaces available

You can claim your place 15 minutes before the start. Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.