Free

Performance by Dr Will Houstoun

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  • In-Gallery Performance
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a seated audience watching a performer in the gallery space of the Smoke and Mirrors exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
Live performance event at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you'll do

A magician, it has been said, is the most honest person in the world: first they tell you they are going to lie to you, and then they do. Watch some magic and discover the subtle difference between magic and less honest forms of deception, which is often linked with the way the performance is framed. In this session on the philosophy of truth and lies in magic, you'll examine how the frame can shape the performance, and how magicians work to take the con out of conjuring.

The performances will be BSL interpreted by Sula Gleeson.

Dates

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