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Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (1973)
Throwing four balls in the air to get a square (best of 36 tries).
From a juggler’s perspective, these are rather peculiar pieces. I wonder what balls he used, what the grip was and if it was all from one hand?
I am going to try this.
Since you are a juggler, how about you also try:
Throwing 6 balls in the air to get a triangle (one on each apex and one in center of each side)
Throwing 6 balls in the air to get a hexagon
Another favorite of mine is Roman Signer. Plenty of stuff from him to check out if it rubs you the right way.
This is really interesting, Erik. I’ve started drafting some exercises for making new juggling and this idea is pretty close to one I had. Cool!
If I understood idea of starting post, I have something:
@aaawray – nice!!! did it take you long to get the desired effect? were these “accidents” out of a series of shots, or were you consciously going for this?
We didn’t make many shots, around two shots per one figure (furthermore, I just thrown objects to make such effect and then just catch or drop). Well, in the moment I was thinking about lines and triangles, and used tricks that maybe can help me, like: multiplexes, flash or 531 or 7531. A concept of small amount of photos taken per figure took us approximately twenty minutes to make photos. The hardest part is to sync photographer and juggler to make a desired shot (if there were any desire, huh). 3, 2, 1, throw!
Sometimes it helps for photographer watching how juggler practice:
But anyways no luck without the greatest random (thought of squares, got another polygon, so this one is two multiplexes):
Nice idea of making readable things by juggling, like alphabet or ordinary geometric figures (or any other symbols), that everybody can understand.
Just came across this. Cotton balls, motors, boxes. Very cool effect.
This has a lot more work by the same artist. More ball and box stuff about 11 mins in.
Can’t stop thinking of Einar Kling Odencrants since his photos was the first I saw of juggling. Now of course he does a lot of other circus disciplines as well.
Hardcore object manipulation.
Contemporary percussion played and explained by Steven Schick. Loved it.
Here’s another look on Jackie Chans work (at 3.56 he does a half spin kickup with a sword) and then goes on to talk about the importance in the pictures he creates. In the clip after, the narrator goes as far as comparing Jackie Chans work closer to a circus artist than a martial artist.
Here is a mannequin challenge. ( It’s a small video where everybody acting like they are freeze in time.
Start with a club passing ! and others levitating object.
Pretty coool pic.
@psychonaut Any ref to find more info about it ?
Not art but work :
Doing two stuff at one
Cyborg juggling :
Quite funny you should say that I found this peace in my friends parents toilet room hung on the wall haha !
Everything is Everything by Koki Tanaka. One of my favorite video/performance pieces, full of clever manipulations of everyday objects
Another great piece by Koki Tanaka
In this video, artist Ben Moren performs two tasks with one motion
“Made Photogrphs” by Gluekit
Really cool art object by Hiwa K. The artist walks around cities while balancing the apparatus on his face, using the mirrors to see his way. The device acts as both an impediment and an aide to his movement
We talk about Juggling not renegade !