Thursday, January 7, 2010
THE GREAT EXPOSURE
Here is a tricky question? Does exposure harm magic? The answer is not as easy as one might think. Yes part of a magic trick is the secret. If the secret is revealed no fooling happens, thus no magic. Really?
What is magic? Is it just the part of being fooled? I think not!
Would you go to a Stand Up Comedian, whos jokes and punchlines you already know? If you say no, I wonder how those overexposed Comedians make a living. Do they have a secret repertoire, that is never performed unless no camera is there? No! They do their standard stuff.
Why? People come to see the performer first. They want to see the performer do his act. Even though, they might know everything!
And I believe the same is true for magic. If the audience would know how the trick is done, and if they still wanna see you, that means you are a good performer. If you are entertaining people will want to see you. Even if they know how the stuff works. They might even enjoy the fact, that they know and still don't see. They might enjoy the level of difficulty that is executed oh so flawlessly by the performer.
Let's just say, that the Great Exposure seperates the men from the boys.
So does exposure harm magic...? Well, yes! Slightly. And does it harm the magicians? Not the right ones.
PS: Still no Internet. Things are complicated!
complaints go to Roland Henning