A FEW OLD TRICKS
FABRICE DELAURE'S WONDERS
Since 1995 Fabrice Delaure has continued to develop new instruments of contemporary mentalism. In the footsteps of Christian Fechner, Claude Klingsor and Anverdi (his role models), Fabrice, among others, updated the performing art of mentalism and brought it back into fashion in the medias, particularly on television.
He rejuvenated this dying discipline in the middle of the 90s, developping a whole new technological armory based on microelectronics, robotics and computer science. He even rethought every single technical process by integrating microprocessors, software-encoded radiowaves and computer-controlled robotic mechanisms for the first time in the history of magic.
He is the originator of wonders of mentalism such as his famous Psychic Clipboard (1998), the first magic tricks using RFID chips from 2000 (Platinum AKANA) during the FISM in Lisbon.
Here is a non exhaustive list of his creative works. He was the first to:
- Use CMS hybrid impulse radio
in his transmitter/receivers from 1995 (10 Little Giants).
- Integrate vibrating motors into radio receivers
for his Mental Distance Divination trick back in 1996,
at the time when mobile telephones were not even equipped with it yet!
- Transmit alphanumerical datas from a computer through radio waves in order
to display them on a LED screen hidden inside a Bicycle playing card case
from 1995 (Micro Reader).
- Transmit complex designs and writings from a concealed graphics tablet
through radio waves from 1996 ( Psychic Clipboard).
- Create Bicycle playing cards equipped with electronic chips
that contain their name recorded in 6 languages (Platinum Akana - FISM 2000)!
- Commercially spread RFID technology into magical effects
from 2000 (FISM of Lisbon).
- Invent the first inductive and touch-sensitive magic trick
in 2005, thanks to the Black Tabletop, a few years before the iPhone was commercialised!
- Link APPLE products with electronic magic
thanks to the Psychic Clipboard 3 since October 2010.
- Systematize the recourse to the APPLE and ANDROID transmissions
in his magic effects since 2012.
-Create the first White and Chalk sensitive Boards in the world,
using a real piece of chalk and regular pens and
transmiting the results to any Apple and Android mobile devices in 2013.
- Link his Impressions Devices to connected watches in 2014.
Even though he has been imitated for years after creating his tricks,
Fabrice Delaure has always been an industry leader in the creation of revolutionary magical effects.
His main leitmotiv has always been innovation, professional comfort
and maximum impact of the magic tricks on the audience.
He often takes on the classics of mentalism, extending their physical limitations to the maxi.
The leading ideas of Fabrice's work are the following:
- The most direct effect and showing.
- No shady showing to the audience.
- No way of clearly presenting the magic tricks
without exposing their final solutions.
He now provides devices to today's most famous mentalists.
His effects have enhanced numerous television shows around the world.
David Blaine, Derren Brown, Criss Angel, Teller, Siegfried & Roy, Gary Kurtz, Gerry McCambridge, Colin McLeod, Paul Cosentino, Ali Bongo, Michael Weber, Juan Mayoral, Dominique Duvivier, Luis de Matos, BBC, FOX, TF1, M6, Channel 4, NHK, TVE etc.
as well as dozens of celebrities have enjoyed his imcomparable creations and expertise.
Between 2006 and 2010, Fabrice dedicated himself to the field of cinema and audiovisual:
he produced and directed 2 short award-winning films, a documentary
and 3 DVDs on magic (notably 'Bébel enfin le DVD !').
In 2010, Fabrice returned to Magic with his revolutionary Psychic Clipboard 3,
which uses using the iPhone as a graphic receptor.