Marco Tempest

Cyber-Illusionist, Tech Innovator, Magician, Corporate Entertainer

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For years, Marco Tempest’s masterful blend of digital media and magic has enabled audiences to glimpse the future before technology gets there.


Adventurer, Scientist, Showman, Dreamer and Hero… There’s no one quite like Marco Tempest. His imaginative combination of computer generated imagery, video, music and stagecraft with his unique vision of future life is creatively unique and unequalled within the performing arts. No one else combines the incredible technical savvy with the showmanship, the physical skills and the charisma of Tempest. With all that talent, it’s amazing that he seems to enjoy poking fun at himself, and all those marvelous toys! Marco gets a kick out of bending reality around the edges. Is that image in the screen, or just in front of it?

At age 22, Marco Tempest captured the prestigious New York World Cup of Magic, launching him into international prominence. Marco Tempest has been featured in his own theatrical shows and as part of numerous television specials which have enjoyed well in excess of 500 million viewings across the world. Marco’s award winning television series The Virtual Magician is currently airing in over 40 countries. His talent has been recognized with a number of prestigious international awards. Marco Tempest was also the winner of the 2009 World Magic Award for “Best Contemporary Magic”

In the business world, many of the world’s leaders in the high-tech industries have found Marco’s work to be the perfect way to present their newest products and innovations – to their own staff members and to the public at large. Such giants as Panasonic, Sony, Apple, and Lucent Technologies have used his services time and time again.

Internet giant America On Line (AOL) used Marco to introduce their newest browser to the European market at Europe’s largest high-tech trade show. In the automotive industry, Marco has used his next-generation illusion technologies to present the hottest new cars for Audi, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, to name a few, at events ranging from private party product launches for local dealers to some of the largest auto shows in the world.

Marco Tempest’s ability to take living human beings into any kind of virtual space imaginable, including inside the human body, has made him a favorite with many leaders in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, including Johnson & Johnson, Parke-Davis, Pfizer, Searle and Alza Corporation.

Marco Tempest has been invited as a visionary presenter to the Seoul Digital Forum and the TEDxTokyo conference and presented his keynote to the xDays Leadership Conference in Switzerland. His work is constantly changing: as new technologies evolve, Marco Tempest finds captivating ways of turning those advances into compelling illusions. Ever growing, ever exploring, ever developing – with Marco, it’s always wise to expect the unexpected. You won’t be able to guess where he’s going next, but you can bet it will be filled with innovation, wonder and excitement!

Inventing the Impossible

There are some performers whose artistry and craft transcend their genre and inspire the imaginations of millions. Marco Tempest – the world’s first and only “cyber illusionist” – is once such performer. Marco Tempest talks about the use of illusion as a creative tool and how it can be used to bring seemingly impossible scenarios to life and envisage future technologies. The presentation includes examples of Marco Tempest’s magical illusion work designed in collaboration with engineers, animators and programmers, discusses the value of open source projects and why illusion is an inviting gateway to social media interactivity. Marco draws upon his expertise as an illusionist, humorist, and master of technological stagecraft to create a dazzling presentation that looks and feels like nothing the audience has seen before. This isn’t a “magic show” or a motivational speech; it’s an interactive, insightful and thoroughly engaging exploration of creativity, technology, and human possibility.

Magic for Both Sides of Your Brain

Knowledge on the left, fun on the right. Marco Tempest makes magic for the new millennium and beyond: High-tech, dynamic, imaginative, packed with dazzling illusion, vibrant video imagery and original choreography. Cyberspace hits the stage. Tempest fuses form and content. Stretching our minds and challenging our senses, Marco Tempest unlocks our imagination and takes us places no magician has ever taken us before… Whatever the event, whatever the venue, Tempest creates custom tailored excitement.

Power Show Package

Stylish, customized, and light years ahead of anything else available! The Power Show package is a gift to event planners everywhere! The Power Show is 18-25 minutes of mind-blowing magical illusions, each with a look and style that is complimentary to the uniqueness of your company. Every aspect of Marco’s performance can be easily tailored to include customer specific typography, logos, product images, themes, or messages needed to drive home the communication goals of your particular meeting or event. The Power Show can be presented as one continuous performance or broken up into 3 or 4 individual shorter segments featured intermittently throughout a meeting or event. The Show does not require extensive technical, video, or lighting setup. The entire process, from creating the show with Marco to executing the final performance onsite is designed to be professional, smooth, and client-friendly.

No Illusions: Selling Isn't Magic… and Neither is Magic

What do salespeople and magicians have in common? In his quest to find the answer, Cyber Illusionist Marco Tempest takes the audience on a dynamic journey into the worlds of magic and selling. It is a journey that has unexpected turns and provocative insights every step of the way. Marco draws upon his experience as an illusionist, humorist and master of technological stagecraft to create a dazzling presentation that looks and feels like nothing the audience has seen before. This isn’t a “magic show” or a sales seminar; it’s an interactive insightful and thoroughly engaging exploration of selling and magic.