"Are you watching closely?
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."
(The Prestige, Christopher Nolan)
A frog waits on the doorway.
A magician's hat seems to have been abandoned a little further on, we can see a wand inside it.
Here is a pile of red pigments… Is it an apple?
I caught a bee, careful!
Look!!! Over there !!!!
I see something, something is happening.
Frances MacGuffin (Paris, 1990) lives and works between Paris and Milan. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
This is her first solo show in Italy, after having exhibited the work Louboutin in 2018 at The Mori Center, Parma.