Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

ERMAHGERD, How does it do that? These 3D printed objects are so wonderfully weird and mind breaking! Aren’t they just the coolest?

This video is from a contest called the Illusion of the Year in which participants develop various illusions that confound and confuse the mind. The author of this illusion is Kokichi Sugihara from the Meiji University in Japan.

Monsieur Bleublanche

monsieur bluebache

Benoit Vivian  from Cie Voila l’Enchantement has been working out of Belgium since 1998 as a dancer, a juggler, a clown with a huge list of theatrical accomplishments under his belt. This video is a one off improvisation he edited, just as a test of the Go Pro camera. He calls this character “un peu barée” which translates to a little bit silly. 


Fuman Musicoloco

Fuman Musicoloco went viral on facebook earlier this month with his impressive street performance act. He is from Spain, and hand created his drum kit specifically for this piece. Although juggle drumming is not uncommon, this man’s work is original and creative, both in the street arts and in the juggling world.

Glas – Bert Haanstra

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.

this is crazy good

Joseph Viatte – ball juggling

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.