TALKS, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN, MAGIC CLUB, OR MAGIC CONVENTION, PLEASE CLICK HERE!
MAGIC & SURREALISM WORKSHOP
David London has devoted his life to the exploration of magic, surrealism and creativity. In this 3-hour workshop, David will take us on an interactive tour through these realms of play and possibility. We will begin with an investigation of some of the many forms of magic. Through a crash course in illusion, we will explore new ways of seeing reality. We will then turn our attention to surrealism, as we explore its ideas through the playing of several surrealist games. Lastly, we will explore the intersection of magic and surrealism, and how they relate to our interactions with the world around us. You will go home with many more questions that you came in with, as well as several tricks, games, and ideas to bring with you into the world.
Magic: David believes that Magic and Magic Tricks are two very different things. This first part of the workshop will explore both. By learning several tricks with everyday objects, we will examine everyday illusions. With a focus on perception, attention, and the construction of realities, we will peer into the mind of a magician, and soon realize that his tools are universal, and his methods have a great deal to teach about our dreaming and waking selves.
Surrealism: Though most people only know surrealism as an dead art movement of the past, in fact, surrealism is an in-depth philosophy and way of life that many still embrace today. We will discuss the history and overall pursuit of the Surrealism mindset, as well as explore several of the techniques developed by Surrealists to spark the imagination and enliven the creative spirit, including Automatic Writing, Exquisite Corpse, Collage, and cut-ups.
SELLING THE STRANGE
David explores the history of producing and selling bizarre and unusual acts to the paying public over the past 160 years. Using this history as a backdrop, he will then share tools and techniques that today’s proprietors of peculiar productions can use to sell their own curious creations.
We will see how different technologies emerging over time have been used to build audiences, convincing members of the public to hand over their hard-earned cash.
Please note: This workshop is intended for independent producers who are interested in selling more tickets to their public shows.
Topics include self-producing, four-walling, press, social media, ticket deals, email marketing, and more.
OTHER TALKS, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES:
-Illusions and Reality: A Magic Workshop
-Surrealist Games Workshop
–Magicians Only Lecture