The video focuses on the repetitive gestures of magicians during the performance of their tricks. Hands that seem to hide nothing.
Magic, like film, is about creating illusions, and historically, magic is a direct precursor to film. For example, in 1888 the magician and later film pioneer George Meliés took over the theatre of the magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin in Paris and transformed it into a cinema in 1896.
The clip is an extract of the three-channel video installation "Trugbilder", 2017
Magicians: Jan Gerken, Kolja Kaldun, Lisa Spirit, Felix Wohlfarth;
Director of Photography: Thomas Kutschker; assistance: Elisa Goméz Alvarez, Büke Schwarz; montage: Anna Anders; postproduction: Franziska Röhlig; sound mixing: Christian Obermaier