Inline Skate Juggling (Kiev!!)

The kind Ukrainians once again explaining that if you are a juggler and want a girlfriend you should move to Kiev.

Raw Art presents:
[I.S.J.]
Performed by Katya Nikiforova.
Directed by Taras Pozdnyakov.
Costume designed by Valery Kovalska.
Idea by Yuriy Pozdnyakov & Taras Pozdnyakov.
Coach – Yuriy Pozdnyakov.
www.raw-art.org

Rain or Shine – Chris Murdoch and Tyler Doucette

From Youtube:

Two pairie-boy contact jugglers reunite in Vancouver to produce their obligatory first contact juggling video; complete with experimental isolations, weird body rolling, multiball, bloopers and… Wildlife!

Lovely stuff from the west coast of Canada.  I think next time they invite me out for a day of shooting video, I’ll join them (instead of sitting on my computer all day)
120mm Acrylics are HUGE!!
Cubes can be rotated!!!

5 years, 1000 posts, 1 000 000 views

LED type 02 / light painting
Five and a half years after starting MoM, we have; 1 book, 2 weddings, several MoM workshops, and over 1 000 000 unique visitors (according to our stats counter).
And this is MoM’s 1000th blog post.
Phew.
Thanks for reading, and here’s to the next 5 years.
The above image is from theFlickr acrylic balls pool. by Maido of Japan.
Smiles
Drew

mariko mori – Miko no Inori / Shaman Girls Prayer

A small extract from Miko no Inori
Ryan and I have been waiting for more than 5 years to post this, ever since we saw it as an installation at the Tate Modern. Unfortunately there is very little about it online:

This figure comes to life in the video Miko no Inori, carefully turning a crystal ball over in her hands while transfixing the viewer with her gleaming eyes. A recording of Mori singing a haunting song in Japanese plays in the background to enhance and intensify the unsettlingly beautiful performance. By assuming the role of shaman-a human being who acts as an intermediary between the earthly world and an unknown spiritual realm-Mori imbues her futuristic techno-spectacle with a sensibility derived from Far Eastern transcendental religious beliefs.

There is no contact in this video, just a big crystal ball, to quote Ryan: “Wouldn’t it be awesome if she did just the smallest contact isolation at the end of the video.”