The fair is the circus’ bright facade. Beyond the gate, spectacular and oversized wonders unfold, seemingly effortlessly. They wish to capture our hearts immediately, and leave the world we left behind outside. Amidst wondrous colors and changing scales escape mechanisms are exposed: The kind we ran to in times of distress, and those which ran from us in theirs. Those that respond to an ephemeral, instinctive passion, and those which ask us to examine them as objects of design. For a brief moment, we succumb to their glorious aesthetics and awe-inspiring magnitude, only to be struck with the understanding that they are not as naive as they seem. For the stories which drive them, the machines that operate them and the contexts they were derived from in their new location at the Hansen House garden, cannot be hidden. The fair asks to deceive and cast a lustful spell, while it exposes the secrets of the mechanism that operates it – and us.