The Disappearing Of Vincent Gambini
Wed 14 Apr 2021
Running time: 35 mins
Pay what you decide
Online film premiere on Wed 14th April, 8pm.
Followed by a Q&A moderated by Deborah Pearson, at 9pm.
What happens when the line between reality and fiction vanishes into thin air?
In Spring 2020 Vincent Gambini began touring his show about a magician in crisis over the state of the world. “What is the point of magic…”, asked the exasperated Gambini, dropping his props and collapsing on the stage floor, “…when everything is falling apart? This is the last show I do. I quit!”
Gambini couldn’t have predicted that his tour would actually be cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featuring the empty streets of Brighton in lockdown, as well as private rehearsal footage and phone conversations, this new film reflects on the laborious preparation behind sleight-of-hand magic, and the search for human contact at a time of isolation.
Supported by Arts Council England.
Augusto Corrieri is writer, performance maker, and a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Sussex. Under the pseudonym Vincent Gambini, he has been presenting critically acclaimed sleight-of-hand magic shows.
Hugo Glendinning is a photographer and film maker who has worked with most leading British theatre and dance companies, including a 30-year collaboration with Forced Entertainment.
Deborah Pearson is a live artist and playwright. Her work has toured to 6 continents, 25 countries and has been translated into 8 languages. She is a research fellow at Birkbeck, and founding co-director of UK artist collective Forest Fringe.
Book your ticket using the link below. There is no set ticket price for this event – audiences are encouraged to pay what you can.
The film will premiere at 8pm on Wed 14 Apr and will be available to view until Sunday 18th April.
When you book, you will be sent an e-ticket which will include a link to watch the show.