The Remarkable Ring Chamber Extras
How to Make Your Trick
Watch professional magician, Arthur Roscha, perform The Remarkable Ring Chamber to see how you can captivate and confound your audience!
How to Perform Your Trick
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Discover the Psychology
Discover the science behind the tricks with Dr. Gustav Kuhn, director of the MAGIC Lab.
The Remarkable Ring Chamber Credits
The MAGIC lab: In the MAGIC lab we scientifically investigate the psychological tricks that magicians use to help uncover the mysteries of the human mind. Dr. Gustav Kuhn and Arthur Roscha combined their experience in psychology and magic to create and adapt these magical effects. The tricks are often based on well-established magic principles, but we included psychological twists that enhance the illusions. We developed tricks that will amaze your audience, as well as illustrate the ease by which our mind can be deceived.
It is often difficult to track down the true creators of magic tricks, especially when they are based on old conjuring principles. We tried our best to uncover some of the mysterious histories of these tricks and we would like to credit their inventors.
As far as we can tell, this trick dates back to the 1920, but similar versions had been performed even earlier. Magician Brunel White describes his take on the Ring and Rod theme called “Solid through solid” in his "Original Mysteries for Magicians" in 1920. He also used a Box but rather than hiding the additional ring in the cover, it is secretly attached to the side of the Box. The basic idea of a ring appearing or penetrating a rod is extremely old and you can find it mentioned in many ancient magic texts. We are therefore pretty confident that the true origins of this trick date back even further than the 1920s.
We would like to thank Lorenz Schaer and the history of magic researchers at the Conjuring Archive.
Performance: Arthur Roscha
For more information about the science of magic visit the MAGIC lab website.
Further reading: here is a book by Gustav Kuhn that tells you more about the psychology of magic. Experiencing the Impossible - The Science of Magic, MIT Press