Supporting the Arts while you sleep

Augusto

Augusto Corrieri

This magical room has been created right before your very eyes by artist and magician Augusto Corrieri. Images and tricks are hidden behind small velvet curtains, but the real magic happens when you fall asleep and they conjure imagination and creativity in the right side of your brain to help combat the restlessness of ‘the first night effect’.

It has a super comfy king size bed, Smart TV (that you can mirror your own screens on), a sea-view reading area, original exposed brick walls as well as a porcelain tiled bathroom with shiny German and Swedish fittings. Its own dedicated free superfast wifi. There is nobody on the inside…until you stay there.

Room 1.02 - ‘The Augusto Room’

Augusto Corrieri

‘The world’s greatest magic show, right before your very eyes’, brings together magic with another of life’s mysterious mental process – dreaming. 

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Hanging on the wall of the room are a number of discreetly framed images and objects hidden behind small velvet red curtains, all suggesting illusions and magic feats, yet to be realised. They offer tantalising glimpses of vanishes, apparitions and impossibilities. 

Augusto Corrieri - ART B&B Blackpool
But these mysterious fragments are just the stimuli – the real magic happens when you fall asleep and they conjure the imagination and creativity in the right side of your brain to help combat the restlessness of ‘the first night effect’ – the restlessness and discomfort felt by some on the first night of staying in an unfamiliar place.

You dream your own magic.

Augusto has specially created sleep masks which are embroidered with ‘Nobody on the Inside, Nobody on the Outside’ – a famous Blackpool magician’s catchphrase which also appears on the door of the room. Both the sleep masks and books are available for sale as limited run editions at ART B&B’s reception.

biography

Augusto Corrieri is a performance artist, writer, academic researcher (and magician!) working at the crossroads of performance art, dance and ecology. He spent a lot of time in his youth training in sleight of hand magic and has worked and performed across Europe and the UK.

His magician alter-ego is Vincent Gambini. 

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