The Transported Man

The Transported Man
Author: Marc-Olivier Wahler (Ed.)
Publisher: MSU Broad
Language: English
Pages: 232
Size: 22 x 16 cm
Weight: 772 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781941789056
Availability: In stock
Price: €28.50
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How can a magic trick help us understand an artwork? The spectator of a magic trick wonders what happened in the ineffable moment when a magician disappears and reappears at the other side of the stage, in the same way a museum visitor might wonder what happened when a common object like a bar of soap, a mirror, or a shoe reappears as a sculpture. Magic, like artwork, relies on a system of belief cultivated between the magician and his or her audience. The wider the gap between what the audience sees and what it is asked to believe, the more efficient and spectacular the trick can be. A foreword by museum director and exhibition curator Marc-Olivier Wahler discusses the contemporary art exhibition within the framework of a teleportation magic trick described in Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel The Prestige.