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Aladin "The World's
Greatest Magicians: Part 2"
Curator, ringmaster and magical interventions: aladin.
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Seminal celluloid snippets from the sorcerer's vault.
A second sight of rarely seen, contrasting film footage
of aladin as producer/director/performer on the 1999
pop video "Badder Badder Schwing" (3'45")
– Freddy Fresh featuring Fatboy Slim - and the
2004 T.V. pilot "The Shuffler" (2'10")
+ live magical provocation. Under the radar, ahead of
the pack, away from the crowd and beyond fashion –
aladin continues to plough his own furrow.
Designs for Magic – Conversation.
Three genies bring two objects each to stimulate the
talking. Sam Aloof (miracle design worker with flat
surfaces who has swept awards globally), Lone Sigurdsson
(alchemist of design/model-making who makes concrete
the creative dreams of some of high fashion's great
names) and Gee Mahabir (fruit and veg trader, genius
inventor of magic effects and gizmos - and gifted prestidigitator)
each bring two objects.
Film Magic and Beyond – Conversation.
Three genii meet for the first time. Fred Rees (maverick,
globally award-winning sports and pastimes film-maker)
shows us film excerpts from "Book of Cool",
"Wheelchair Athletes" and "The Lions
Tour" (total 4'). Michela Ledwidge (NESTA and SIGGY
awardee, pioneer of modifiable/remixable film) shares
excerpts from film "Horses for Courses" and
perhaps(!) one other (total 4'). Gordon Tait (Oscar
nominated special effects guru who invented morphing
in 1988 and first Director of Soho Theatre) introduces
us to some of his objects, patents and current passions.
Getting a Voice by Magic – Conversation.
Melanie Harrold (her sensational voice has upstaged
Nina Simone and she directs Raise The Roof choir - one
of the outstanding successes of the 2007 South Bank
Centre reopening programme) offers a sliver of live
music. Rebecca Swift (interdisciplinary artist and an
artistic driver at Entelechy Arts, one of the world's
most groundbreaking arts companies; fled Mario Testino
and the catwalk in early life) shares excerpts from
Entelechy film she directed "Night Flights".
Rahul Dholakia's stupendous, politically and emotionally
driven 2005 feature film "Parzania" (130')
closes "The World's Greatest Magicians" with
its U.K. premiere. Dholakia and others in India and
abroad risked their lives in the making and distribution
of this film.
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