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.

Onni Toivonen – Clubbed to Death

Onni Toivonen threw out great footage of his live act today. It is a highly recommended watch. His dedication to the art of juggling is deep and full. He has a fluid manipulation style paired with highly skilled toss juggling of up to 7 clubs.

And yet, his Clubbed to Death video featured above is a little shorter and grittier. It features his clean manipulation style with funky edits and it is just so gosh darn cool!

You can contact Toivonen here

 

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. 

 

Shao – Closed Circles in the Mirror

Shao, otherwise known as Michał Szałucho is a object manipulation artist from Poland. The focus of his Masked Man youtube channel is mostly buugeng and blade manipulations, but more recently he is playing with some new manipulation research with this Closed Circles video and the black box illusion. You can also find Shao on Facebook here.

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.