“Magicians spend an awful lot of our time crafting stories around props,” Curtis Kam told us in our interview at GeniiCon 2017, and the Museum of Broken Relationships is the place to go “if you want good, solid of examples of great stories that come from real-world items”. In this video, Kam talks about why he’s fascinated with the museum located just a few blocks away from the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, and the way people can attach meaning and narrative to ordinary objects.

For the rest of our interview, check out the links below:

Part one: On discovering coin magic in Hawaii

Part two: Simple rules for ending a magic trick

Part three: On finding your own voice

Part four: On crafting stories around magic

Part five: Advice to new magicians: “Find a mentor”

Part seven: Watch Curtis Kam make coins appear out of thin air