Tom Cassani is a UK based performance maker working with choreography, magic and live art. His performances draw on an expanded approach to magic examining the nature of perception and truth. Using his body as a site of deception the work explores the construct of performing the impossible. Cassani’s illusory texts, imagery and physicality expose the body as an unreliable measure of truth, and his unique approach reveals the mechanics of trickery ensuring we stay aware of our own role in experiencing something that isn’t real. Tom has recently completed a Masters by Research with a focus Examining Body-Based Performance Magic as a Live Art Practice and he works internationally as a consultant magician and deception dramaturg for artists of many disciplines.