Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle - Su­sanne Reilly

WHAT do you get when you bring two 36-year-olds with a love of magic to­gether? You get your brain fried.

East Vic­to­ria Park’s Pierre El­ric has joined with Rob­bie T to cre­ate Be­yond Be­lief which will show at this year’s Fringe Fes­ti­val.

The show is a mix­ture of tra­di­tional magic and men­tal­ist fea­tures in­ter­weaved with whim­si­cal, the­atri­cal pieces .

El­ric said that sev­eral of the ef­fects be­ing per­formed were rare and dif­fi­cult.

“Some demon­stra­tions will be quite sur­real, oth­ers mys­ti­fy­ing and some purely un­set­tling,” he said.

“There are also sev­eral mo­ments of strong com­edy in­cor­po­rated in the act. Au­di­ences should ex­pect to be amazed, amused and chal­lenged as they are guided through a jour­ney of dis­cov­ery into body and mind, with a few sub­jects be­ing taboo.”

El­ric said the au­di­ence would ex­pe­ri­ence live demon­stra­tions of psy­chic phe­nom­ena, hyp­no­sis, telekine­sis, vir­tual hal­lu­ci­na­tions and mind-con­trol.

The act in­ves­ti­gates how the hu­man mind could be de­ceived and ma­nip­u­lated and how with a bit of help it fol­lows ir­ra­tional paths, rather than find­ing the real ex­pla­na­tion.

The two ma­gi­cians had been ex­chang­ing ideas for sev­eral years be­fore get­ting to­gether at Fringe World 2013 and have now car­ried on their project as part­ner­ing ma­gi­cians.

“On a good night, one can get a re­ally good buzz out of just walk­ing the Fringe lo­ca­tions,” El­ric said.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Lo­cal ma­gi­cians and il­lu­sion­ists Rob­bie T and Pierre El­ric per­form their show Beyond­Be­lief at Fringe Fes­ti­val un­til Fe­bru­ary 19.

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