Installation with single-screen back projection inside caravan
(forms part of Hypnodreamdruff, 1996)
Duration : 25 mins
Dave is the thirty-something manager of a dry cleaners shop. He has an obsessive personality and is an avid collector and hobbyist. His hobbies include magic, steam ironing and balloon modelling. He is fanatical about the pop star Lionel Ritchie. Dave lives alone in a small caravan and fights loneliness by turning every domestic situation into a theatrical event.
Magic was exhibited with Hypnodreamdruff at Tate Gallery, London in 1996,
at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York in 1996 and at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in 1997.
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