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John Carney discovered this and shared it on his facebook page:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heMgid4rkzU&feature=related
and she has many!!!

I find her talent amazing, truly magical.
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Absolutely brilliant

Totally captivated by her work

Thanks for sharing
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Chalk talk?
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Very nice!

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On 2009-07-25 11:01, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Chalk talk?


Kind of: sand design. There is another reminder in her art. Entertainment can be dramatic without being boring.
Comedy is great, but dramaturgy is not less interesting contrary to a widely spread belief in our time.
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Wow!!!
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She really looked like a conjurer as they panned out to see her sprinkle-- like a beautiful mad composer. That is truly amazing.


Lawrence O, I totally agree.
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What specifically about the piece was magic in your opinion?

Impressive performance piece - no argument here.
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That blond judge was bored stiff, she did everything but yawn.
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That was one of the most artistic things I have seen in a long time.
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On 2009-07-26 00:58, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
What specifically about the piece was magic in your opinion?


The sense of "awe and wonder" appreciated by a spectator here may be identical
to that coaxed by a magic effect. This 'sense of magic' within a spectator can be caressed as much by artistic movements of the hand as using sleights in a trick. The production of an illusion of a picture from nothing is as magical as spliting one coin into two in the eyes of the audience; and the 'sense of loss' when the illusion is destroyed is more impactful than vanishing a coin.

She uses actual Woofle Dust instead of the lint in your pocket. Besides, she is nice to watch, which is magical enough.
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What specifically about the piece was magic in your opinion?


Productions, vanishes, and transformations -- with a sense of drama and purpose, the very stuff of life itself.

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Good question Jonathan. I thought the piece was quite magical, but in the generic sense like Murat's performance. It seemed to ask for less suspension of disbelief than Murat's work, bringing it closer to magic craft in my opinion. However, as an obvious display of skill, it moved further away again.

A passionate, touching, skillful, and clever piece of performance art, by a beautiful woman.
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I watches this again and think were are being cheated by the limitations of video. The projection scree allows her to waok on flat table, and the audience can see both her 'face-on' wiht he scren behind. Thus I'll bet her swaying motions punctuated by her hair sweep would look like she is conducing an orchestra. We are only given an oblique view and therefor miss some of the magic.
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On 2009-07-26 00:58, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
What specifically about the piece was magic in your opinion?
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I agree that it is at the border of our magic art but not more than escapology or ventriloquism.

There is however no real explanation to the emotions we feel when we get such an ephemeral effect. She is way too young to be so technically gifted: somehow this is part of the mystery.

The changes in the images include a part of surprise, which make it more than just a static painting, also take part in the magic.

... but I get your point.
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Sand design is a great symbol for performance art--and in the face of eternity, a great symbol for all art.
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Cool. It looks like one those new cool touch screens and I thought it was when I first saw it.
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Wow, I've seen this the first time...
That's wonderfull!!!
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This is 'magical' in one sense. But the magic that we do is a secret based art. In this performance, as is the case with a juggling act or card flourishes, everything is exposed. In magic there is the world that you see and then there is the hidden world. It is the performer's job to keep it hidden. This is partly what makes our job so difficult. We can spend endless hours in mastering a secret move and how to conceal it, and it will never be seen.
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On 2010-08-16 14:13, Laurent van Trigt wrote:
This is 'magical' in one sense. ...


If you meant strictly in Alister Crowley's sense that the performer's actions intentionally elicit emotions in the audience I'd agree. But then if the intended emotions where otherwise - how about just showing off puppies and finishing by arranging them into a pyramid? Awwww cute! Everybody loves puppies!

Perhaps we can outgrow this conflation of appeal to sentiments by way of anchors to previous experience and our craft which is about appealing to specific self-reflective sentiment, that of catching oneself believing a thing we already know to be untrue.
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