FORMAT Issue 1 - Magic Format
Designing Delusion and Illusion 1/5 Jonathan Allen, Sam Jacob and Scott Penrose
Date: Tuesday 28 June 2011
Venue: AA Gallery
Magic Format presents live levitation, designing illusion, disappearing buildings, political delusion and dictators’ favourites.
Jonathan Allen is a visual artist, writer and magician, who edited Cabinet magazine's issue on 'Magic' in 2007.
Sam Jacob is an architect and writer who teaches at the AA and Yale University.
David Copperfield famously made the Statue of Liberty disappear in 1983.
Further Format events:
Diagrams, dialogues and ideologues
With Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (Senior Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London & Associate Professor at Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá), Robin Mackay (Founder of Urbanomics and editor of Collapse journal), and Alberto Toscano (philosopher, Goldsmiths University of London
Guest appearance: Jacques Lacan
Addressing the audience directly or not, sometimes with a soundtrack
With Victoria Camblin (writer and Cambridge University PhD candidate), Mark Cousins (director of History & Theory Studies, AA) and Tuomas Toivonen (architect & musician).
Repositories, books in film and Abby Warburg’s shelving system
With Charles Arsène-Henry (writer and editor), Geoffrey Streatfield (actor), Anna Madeley (actor) and François Quiviger (Assistant Librarian, Warburg Institute and writer)
The numerology of remembering the past and revising history
Guest edited by sexymachinery (Shumon Basar, Dominik Kremerskothen, Patrick Lacey, Dagmar Radmacher, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Stahl, Maki Suzuki)
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.