“The Pledge, The Turn, The Prestige” is an abstract work which I have presented after getting inspired from my childhood fantasies and Christopher Nolan’s movie which was released in 2006.
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t
The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet.
Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call “The Prestige”.
A new day is rising
I wish I could feel the alterations of materials, seasons and people. People are the most complex among the three. Sometimes people feel like they are hurt, and sometimes they feel like they are inspired. Maybe its all a game of the mind where we play differently. But were we all intended to look at these sort of things differently or experience them differently? Or maybe we can just take a moment and really feel those changes in our lives.
What is it that you seek?
I have always been in dilemma before taking big decisions in most of the part of my life. Always cautious of what I will lose and what I will gain because of my decisions. But as I grew older and older, I started seeing things the way they are supposed to be seen rather than what they really are. In other words, I have started asking my mind questions before taking a decision. Do you think you and your mind are the same? I believe that just because an idea is coming inside from you, doesn’t mean that it really has to be your idea or your thought. I have accepted that my mind is not me. Whenever there is a thought I will ask questions to it. This has made me see things clearer.