Ta Da!

2013 / found notebook, custom-built shelf, plexiglass, motor, mechanism / 20" x 14" x 20" / magic: Luke Loeffler

A found child-magician’s notebook is magically animated to tentatively open, pause and then slam suddenly shut, allowing the viewer just enough time to read the single entry on a list of potential tricks for a planned magic show (find the card).

Exhibited as part of Realization is Better than Anticipation at MOCA Cleveland, curated by Megan Lykins Reich and Rose Bouthillier.