Performing Seance: Four Steps to Collective Delusion

Taylor, N. (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    This seminar will focus on the performance practice of the paranormal entertainer and the creation, through trickery, of a visceral experience of the other within the performance space. Borrowing from the folklore notion of ostension and by examining the staging of collective delusion; the presentation will examine what happens when the disillusionment is taken out of performance magic, that is, when magic is performed as real within the framing of a séance.
    Period30 Oct 2014
    Event titleMagic Research Group - Research Seminars
    Event typeSeminar
    LocationHuddersfield, United Kingdom
    Degree of RecognitionLocal