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I will consider this event a success if – We are able to make the audience believe without question the illusion we have created. Holding the belief that what we, for the most part, believe and classify as “reality” is simple a construct of illusions and misconceptions,
Is success the right word?
How do you as an artist deem a work successful?
I feel like the word success carries a lot of baggage along with it. Saying there is a success inherently implies that there is also a failure, which in this case there could be none. If we are able to make the audience believe without question the illusion we have created than great. Exemplifying the theory that the belief that what we, for the most part, believe and classify as “reality” is simple a construct of illusions and misconceptions, our success could be measured in the weight of ideas transferred. This could show them that within the planes of their reality, there lays layer upon layer of illusions.
If they see through our performance and never believe a word it, than the message will still be engraved into their minds. Transcending them out of the realm of basic performance, into that of “meta-performance”, showing the process and naked truth of the illusion and how it has been constructed. This could lead the viewer to question the constructs of illusions engrained within our world, deconstructing the very notion, within their minds, of what is real and what sails fluidly within the world of apparitions.