Projected card trick earns Ashton 2nd World Record

The Projection Studio's Ross Ashton has scooped his second Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Card Illusion Reveal' at the 2014 e-Luminate Festival in Cambridge, UK.

The projection worked with Italian illusionist Alexis Arts to stage the five minute choreographed performance in front of a live audience.

It featured projected video effects and animations throughout, beamed onto the side of the chapel at Sidney Sussex College and culminated in two audience members picking cards which were then revealed on the wall as giant projections measuring 128.25m².

Ashton said: “It’s fantastic to achieve two world records within two years. Working with Alexis on this show was a real pleasure and another completely different performance genre in which to be involved”.

Ashton’s first World Record was gained in 2012 for the ‘Face Britain’ video projection work onto the front of Buckingham Palace in London, officially confirmed as a Guinness World Record for the ‘most artists working on the same art installation’.

The Largest Card Illusion Reveal was created using a single 17K Panasonic projector, rigged onto a specially constructed tower at the end of the lawn in front of the building.

E-Luminate Cambridge was set up to connect art with technology to shed light on low carbon innovation.