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    Pushed To The Edge The Great Art Robbery
PUSHED TO THE EDGE
January 2016

 

The illusionist returns with his most ambitious experiment to date, aiming to persuade an unwitting participant to push another person off a roof, seemingly to their death.
 
The illusion investigates the powers of social compliance and how authority, peer pressure or ideology can be used to make people carry out horrific acts. His subject is Chris Kingston, a 29-year-old member of the public who is unaware he’s being filmed or manipulated at a distance, and the setting is the gala launch night of a fictitious new charity called Push.

 

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THE GREAT ART ROBBERY
December 2013

 

In this brand new episode master illusionist and showman Derren Brown plans to pull off the perfect crime. He’s bet renowned art collector Ivan Massow that he can steal a painting from right under his nose. In true Derren style, he tells him exactly which painting he has targeted, a work worth £100,000 by Turner-nominated British brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman. He also tells him the exact date and time the robbery will occur and gives him a photograph of the person that will do it. In order to pull off the theft Derren recruits a crew; but he’s not going to use career criminals or skilled cat burglars. Derren employs members of society that tend to slip by unnoticed: old age pensioners.

 

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