Writer and Magician,
the books are Mariano’s stage,
the pen his magic wand.
As a “wonder injector”, he deals every
day with the ingredient of Surprise:
his magic marvels, opens wide unusual perspectives and challenges the status quo.
This is his personal website.
In 2013, together with Ferdinando Buscema, Mariano has hacked a Moleskine notebook into a meditation tool that demonstrates how Power and Love can influence the arts, business and society at large. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s statement in 1967 that “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic”.
Museum of Rennes-le-Château
Is there a treasure in Rennes-le-Château? Designed and created by Mariano Tomatis (Saunière Prix 2009), the Bérenger Saunière Museum tells the story and the mysteries of the French village to hundreds of visitors every day. This website offers just an extract of the live experience.
Stupire! The Festival of Wonders
From 19 to 21 May 2017, together with Francesco Busani, Mariano Tomatis organized Stupire! The Festival of Wonders: three days of surprising shows, workshops, experiments, meetings with mentalists and mad scientists. The purpose of the event is to spread culture in entertaining and unexpected ways, using the tools of illusionism.
Since 2016 the Blog of Wonders is twinned with Ivan Cenzi’s blog “Bizzarro Bazar”, a refined (and intellectually stimulating) celebration of what is strange, macabre, and wonderful.