Performing Seance: Four Steps to Collective Delusion

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 KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal