We shifted the main apparatus used for “The Aerial Exit” from our workshop to the our magic studio where we assembled final components and added in certain secret “extras”.
At a cursory glance, the apparatus looks like a combination of Ning’s “The Impalement Cage” device and our “The Impossible Journey” teleportation chamber. However, as I have mentioned before, it is usually what you do not see in an illusion that makes all the difference in the world.
The Aerial Exit ”cage” measures just 6ft x 6ft wide. It fits five people standing on the platform snugly and knowledgable magicians & illusion designers will understand how challenging this is to vanish so many people in such a small area space.
Besides the overall design that combines several illusion methodologies in a single unit (something I have not seen done in the world before), I’m particularly proud of various rigging points and systems that were designed for the prop. While I’m familiar with a few systems for various purposes, nothing would fit our specific purpose. I designed one and we fabricated it – so far so good! Works like a charm!
There are a few more additions that I will be making to the design for safety and aesthetic value. If you would like to see the fully set-up and rigged illusion, you have to make it down to the Asian Civilizations Museum this Sunday, 12 Dec 2010 @ 5pm.
“The Aerial Exit” is the grand finale of the Explore Singapore 2010 campaign that is still going on. Check out the official website at www.museums.com.sg/es10 for all the great promotions that are perfect for the family!