The Magic Trick

Collage of three illustrations of bunny ears in a top hat.

Perhaps a rabbit will be pulled from a hat?

The Magic Trick is a gentle yet impactful piece of play and reflection that might help magic a small positive change into your life, or at least have fun trying.

In advance of the experience, players receive in the post a small parcel of mysterious contents, and an invitation to attend the Coney Zoom Bar.

From there, we travel to meet a renowned magician. We don’t know what their magic trick will be, but perhaps a rabbit will be pulled from a hat?

In the following days, players are invited to stay in touch by email and sms, and exchange up to five messages supporting whatever change they’re choosing to magic. But it’s always up to the player.

The piece divines the possibility of sparking change through play. Building these together, we collectively experience the joy of playing together and playing well. And with a little luck or a little magic, we can hope to mirror those conditions in our lives.

*This piece is interactive, and invites players to join in and connect with other players during play. But it’s always up to you how and what you choose to play, and players will always have the option to sit back and observe.


The Magic Trick is by Coney, here represented by Tassos Stevens and Astrid Breel, with contributions from Barbara Cala-Lesina & Stuart Nolan.