Magic Towards Your Face

Hot on the heels of the often realised and sometimes broken dreams of the recent degree show, ‘Magic Towards Your Face’ focuses on the pre-show anxieties an artist can experience in making a show. Coombes shot a new film in the Mackintosh Museum, which provides an irreverent fictional exhibition account within this real show in the Mackintosh Museum. It explores, through Coombes’ idiosyncratic approach, the act of creation and the rituals of exhibition making. The film is shown in a specially built crate, and acts like the alter-ego or underbelly of the exhibition you see hung on the walls.