Crown Workshop is excited to present 'Structured Magic - fantasy of real life'.
‘Fantasy is an expansive force in a person’s life – it reaches and stretches beyond the immediate people environment or event which may otherwise contain him… Sometimes these extensions (fantasy) can gather such great force and poignancy that they achieve a presence which is more compelling than some real-life situations…’ (Polster &Polster, Gestalt Therapy Integrated, 1973, p.255.)
We are a group of six artists, working within different media, incorporating performative photography, painting and collaborative installation - thus aiming to form a dynamic event.
Our goal is to create alternative spaces and to explore unusual ways of occupying existing ones. Playing with the idea of subverting the prevailing zeitgeist, or conjuring ways to escape it, is at the heart of our inquiry. An important part of the show will be site specific, responding to the unique character of the space.
‘The Structure of Magic’ is a psychotherapeutic term, which involves offering new models of being in an imaginary context. This is a method intended to transform a person’s perception of the world and their place in it, on a fundamental level - literally expanding their reality, by demonstrating that there are always more choices than initially perceived. Hence making the invisible visible.