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Augusto Corrieri, Diorama, 2013, two channel video

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Augusto Corrieri, Diorama, 2013, two channel video

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Installation view

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Augusto Corrieri & Vincent Gambini, Augusto Corrieri & Vincent Gambini, 2014, publication

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Installation view

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Augusto Corrieri, Diorama, (still), 2013, Image credit: Lucy Caah

Augusto Corrieri & Vincent Gambini

2—31 August 2014
Fri-Sun 12—5pm or by appointment
Preview: Friday 1 August, 7—9pm

For the Edinburgh Art Festival, Rhubaba presents work by London-based artists Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini. Augusto is exhibiting at Rhubaba while Vincent spends the month developing a performance to be shown at Pilrig Church Hall called This is not a magic show!. During the month the artists will host Enchanting Things, an in conversation exploring ideas within their respective practices.

With a playful rigour, Augusto Corrieri’s video works deconstruct the apparatus of theatre. The Western proscenium arch stage is traditionally a framing device, clearly signalling a point of focus. In Corrieri’s work, the stage is used to frame ordinary activities and movements in an attempt to destabilise the ways we typically separate the significant from the insignificant, or the visible from the invisible.

Alongside Corrieri’s exhibition, Vincent Gambini will undertake a residency at Rhubaba. Gambini trained as a sleight of hand magician and has performed internationally and on Italian television. The residency will culminate on Sat 30 August with This is not a magic show!, a performance that continues his ongoing exploration into magic and misdirection.

To accompany this project there is a publication, A conjuring trick in the form of an interview, which includes writing by Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini.

Events

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Enchanting Things

An in conversation with Prof. Carl Lavery

Saturday 9 August 2014, 3pm—5pm
Rhubaba

To unpack the show’s themes of enchantment, theatricality and the everyday, Augusto and Vincent will be joined by Carl Lavery, Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Glasgow. Featuring a show and tell by Gambini on his research into magic and misdirection.

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Vincent Gambini, This is not a magic show!, 2014

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Vincent Gambini, This is not a magic show!, 2014

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Vincent Gambini, This is not a magic show!, 2014

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Vincent Gambini, This is not a magic show!, 2014

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Vincent Gambini, This is not a magic show!, 2014

This is not a magic show!
Vincent Gambini

Saturday 30 August 2014, 7pm & 8.15pm
Pilrig Church Hall
No latecomers admitted
Free Admission

Gaze in wonder as the art of magic is sliced in two, taken apart, and reassembled right before your very eyes. Somewhere between a performance-lecture and stand-up, This is not a magic show! combines expert sleight-of-hand with rare insights into the principles of magic and misdirection. What are the mechanics of amazement and surprise? Where do magicians learn magic? And why do so many people find them arrogant and irritating? All will be revealed.