Happy Ending

Happy Ending

What is the fine line between artist and conman in a post-truth world?

screening

November 8, 2019 9:15 pm

Short

Director(s): Ryan Renshaw
Choreographer: Jack Lister
Country: Australia
2018
Runtime: 4:00
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In 1997 magician/psychic, Uri Geller tried to help Second Division football club Exeter City win a crucial end of season game by placing “energy-infused” crystals behind the goals at Exeter’s ground (Exeter lost the game 5–1). Although made famous by his spoon-bending theatrics throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, Geller was unable however to ever successfully bend a fork.

Both the convex and concave complexity of the bent spoon is explored as a reflection of the duplicitous ambiguity of Geller; the fine line between artist and conman in a post-truth world.

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