Glas – Bert Haanstra

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“Glas
won master film maker Bert Haanstra a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film with a bebop heart, its lyrical use of light and sound still looks and sounds fabulous, nearly 60 years after it was made.”

Robotic Marionettes: Les Machines in Nantes

There is an imaginative and magical place that exists in Nantes, France, an artistically inspired cross between the visions of Jules Verne and Leonardo DaVinci. A company called Les Machines has built enormous robotic marionettes, that walk, fly, cry, and even spit. These creatures are entirely built of exposed wires, wood and steel with no plastic to be found in any of their work. The Machines of the Isle is created by two artists, François Delarozière (La Machine) and Pierre Orefice (Manaus association). Delaroziére used to be a part of the company Royal de Luxe, but broke off his association with them in 2008 to develop his own company, La Machine.

Komei – have you been checking his youtube channel?

Komei has been releasing tonnes of stuff and we have not been posting any of it.  This must change.

Its the future of juggling, everybody. Go absorb everything in his channel and start daggling. The battle videos have been especially good recently.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8tc85-dsWjKNnNkV2rKpbA

this is crazy good

Joseph Viatte – ball juggling

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2 years ago all my friends in Europe started asking me ” have you met this young kid Joseph? He is amazing.”

I later met him at the Swiss juggling convention was deeply impressed by his passion for contact juggling. I immediately subscribed to his youtube channel, Juggling for Cake and he has released some great contact and multiball and 8ring stuff. Seriously just click those links.

They are all full of stuff you’ve never thought of before but it is brilliant. I should have been posting all of them on the Ministry all year, but these recent 3ball videos are just too good so here ya go, this is Joseph and he is seriously one of the best new contemporary jugglers that exist.