The Disappearing of Vincent Gambini
By Augusto Corrieri & Hugo Glendinning
Film screening, plus live magic performance
Magician Vincent Gambini returns to the Angel Field Festival with a film and a live performance.
The film charts the process of Vincent Gambini (aka performance artist Augusto Corrieri) coming to terms with the cancellation of his 2020 UK theatre tour, and reaching out to film maker Hugo Glendinning in the attempt to make a film about the cancelled magic show. Featuring the empty streets of Brighton in lockdown, as well as private rehearsal footage of sleight-of-hand magic, The Disappearing of Vincent Gambini is itself a conjuring act, and a search for human contact at a time of isolation.
The film will be accompanied by Gambini’s first return to the stage, in which he will likely be trying to remember how to shuffle a deck of cards, whilst savouring the thrill of not being stuck inside his flat.
The film is supported by Arts Council England.
Augusto Corrieri is a writer, artist and performance maker. Under the pseudonym Vincent Gambini, he has made two critically acclaimed sleight-of-hand magic shows. His book In Place of a Show: What happens inside theatres when nothing is happening (2016) is published by Bloomsbury.He is a Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Sussex.
Hugo Glendinning is a photographer and film maker who has worked with most leading British theatre and dance companies, including a 30-year collaboration with Forced Entertainment.