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Other Magic from the Thief of Bagdad
A solo exhibition for the Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn - 2012 

A photograph of the artist levitating in the forest.  On the oposite wall a poster giving details of England's fattest man in the 18th Century with reported powers of levitation.  On the floor, a rusty iron and concrete sculpture explaining the trick of hovering in mid air.  In the same room, out of a rusty iron basket filled with stones, a 4 metre long rope extends upwards into the space above, the end disappearing behind a hovering metal carpet.

A film of an old man, with thick spectacles, squeezing a girly doll, with every squeeze her bikini top falls off.  A framed text describing the formula used for calculating bra sizes.  A short documentary film showing Tommy Cooper demonstrating his famous spoon and jar trick in which the spoon dances inside the jar.  Next to the video an iron version of the jar from the film.  The 1924 silent film, "The Thief of Bagdad" plays with overlaid soundtracks of helicopter pilots killing people in Iraq, american soldiers testifying on the rules of engagement (from Wikileaks) and a romantic popular recording by Perry Como singing "Catch a falling star".