Take part in a workshop with Shelley Saggar examining representations of the ‘exotic’ by magicians and what this says about who we expect to deceive us and what we characterise as ‘rational.’ You’ll take a closer look at images from Smoke and Mirrors including Derren Brown’s invocation of Alexander and The Indian Rope Trick.
Orientalism and the Occult
Need to know
We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.
Limited spaces available
Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7611 2222.
About your host
Shelley Angelie Saggar
Shelley Angelie Saggar is a research practitioner working in material history, museum cultures and decolonial methodologies. Her current work concentrates on the complicated colonial histories of secret, sacred and otherwise culturally sensitive items in the Wellcome historical medical collections housed at the Science Museum.