Ever since the digital revolution supercharged the speed at which we live our lives, various movements have sprung up to celebrate the joys of going back to basics, pace-wise. Slow food, slow travel, slow design and their ilk have all helped rein in our rapidity and now Lenka Clayton has done the same thing for magic. Over several weeks in the windows of Paris’ L’Antenne (part of Le Plateau gallery) she carried out amazing illusions over the course of three days. Before people’s very eyes (eventually) flour and sugar became delicious cakes, pencils became stubs and shavings and an egg became a real life chicken.
It’s a delightfully silly idea executed flawlessly and the public setting added in a nice level of interaction with passers-by as captured in some of Martin Argyroglo’s photos. Abracadabra indeed.
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