Performance artist and liar Tom Cassani invites you to join him for an informal sharing of a new show in development.
Tom’s practice of deception has developed and transformed over the past three years, manifesting itself in both text and action-based performance. He is interested in how he can use elements of deception, misdirection and lying in his artistic practice. He is trained in sleight of hand and misdirection and now uses these skills of deceit as an artistic framework to explore truth, honesty, manipulation and fabrication.
His new show ‘I Promise You That Tonight’ aims to use the rhetoric of the showman, miracle-monger and sceptic to show the importance of remaining wary of those who make extraordinary claims.
Currently the research is exploring when things are not quite as they seem; glass being a liquid, the moon reflected on water like a road you could walk on, five meters of broken glass and a barefoot man in a blindfold.
Tom has begun to work with large quantities of real broken glass, hypnotic text structures and where science, belief and illusion all intersect. Whilst at Metal Tom will be focusing on creating illusions with a specific set of materials, glass, sand, light and time. Tom is interested in discussing audience participation with particular reference to taking part in seemingly dangerous acts on stage.
The work shared will be approximately 30 minutes and there will be snacks, drinks and a chat after. Please let us know if you can make it by emailing Ruth@metalculture.com.