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I'm curious. Perhaps this has already been addressed. But have any male magicians performed the Modern Art?
In another words, the male magician goes inside the box.

If so, what was the reaction? Can it be self performed?

Thanks in advance.

Carrington
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It's funny you ask Carrington. I just started to perform the Modern Art this week. It is a self performance that fits the routine perfectly. I also added a feature that allows me to lift my torso in the top box to show a complete split.


As far as the reaction..., my wife and my assistants who have all performed the Modern Art had no clue how I was able to do it also. Then when I lifted my torso up to show the split they completely freaked out! So I think that the audience reaction is good. I also keep my arms out the side holes the entire time.
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Something similar to the andrew mayne method? IT'll be great to fuse both!!! Load up a video soon anderson!!
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This sounds great. We already have a Modern Art made for my wife. When I spoke with a builder he mentioned that building the MA for a male is a bit more customized. Apparently we don't flex as well as the ladies.
Anyway, W S , I'm curious as to how much alteration had to go into the construction.

Any suggestions are welcomed before I move on further with this.

Thanks again.
Carrington
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Ravin, it has the same visual effect as andrew mayne's "In Half," but is not in anyway similiar in the method.

Carrington, The modern art I use is the same one my assistants used. There wasn't any modification needed for me to use it. As far as the lifting of the torso, I think that I am the only one doing that am not sure I want to tip the method just yet.

I do think it looks better than a male than with a female. I never liked how their arm went across their waste. I am able to keep my arms outside the box without having to cover my midsection. I will post pictures soon.
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Hi!

I already perform it that way from 5 years ago and I am very happy with the audience's reaction.

I had the idea of using a joystick because I thought it could be more interesting having something to control it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlKnX54iPdc

I am sorry but it is not possible to hear the music.

Best wishes!
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Hector,
that looked great.

I've never been much of a fan of the illusion created by this effect but your presentation and especially the initial to-ing and fro-ing of the top section really seems to add enormously to the moment when the top section slides right the way across.

You've made me a convert. Excellent stuff.

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That was awesome Hector!! I love the joystick idea, it looked great.
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See also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn72L-DN6_I

Not great as Hector's
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I like that it didn't have the arch underneath it. That is a nice change, although the top door opens much higher.
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I'm not sure if he still performs it this way, but Dave Womach performs it as a one man illusion. It looked fine when I saw him do it and I don't see why you can't perform it this way if you make the correct modifications to your top box.
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On 2010-04-10 13:43, w_s_anderson wrote:
I like that it didn't have the arch underneath it. That is a nice change, although the top door opens much higher.

As for the top door (being smaller and higher) I think there is a top gimmick also, this would let the person get in a more Zig Zag position.
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What would make this effect nice is to get rid of the side doors, and enter from the front right in front of the audience. perhaps like the kubzag, or Zig zag. I do like the illusion, but to enter from the front, right in front of the audience, and a bit of modifying on the concealment of the (you know what) they can always swing into place from the side if you know what I mean., ..?????????
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On 2010-04-10 18:22, tropicalillusions wrote:
What would make this effect nice is to get rid of the side doors, and enter from the front right in front of the audience. perhaps like the kubzag, or Zig zag. I do like the illusion, but to enter from the front, right in front of the audience, and a bit of modifying on the concealment of the (you know what) they can always swing into place from the side if you know what I mean., ..?????????

The gimmick is not what makes you put the doors on the side, it is the track that slid the top half over
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Hi Michael (Carrington),

I have been performing the Modern Art by dividing myself in two for approximately 10 years now. Mine was custom-built by Owen Redwine. I flew to Ohio and Owen built it around me. Owen does an awesome job and I close my solo program with this illusion.

PM me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Warm regards,
Lou
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I would be certain the side doors are there to get in and out, and to keep the you know what in the front. I could see a Jim Syein Meyer putting doors on front with these conditions and working out the sliding issues, like the Zig zag, that wopuld also have a trqack??? Iwould say for know it is all about convenience of stashing the secret component. Would love a front door set up. someone build me one... you have a buyer!! Either way, I still love the illusion, and have also seen it with a head twister combo ontop as well, done with the one man way. that's right, arms out the sides like this version, then the top is cut down so the head is poked up thru. Very nice touch, he slides over, then does the head spin,
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THe modern art is getting more and more extreme! I wonder how different it'll be in a few years...
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Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for the terrific response. It's nice to see the the M.A. is still popular as ever and going through interesting transitions from its original design.

Lou, I'll be in touch. Good to hear from you.

Michael
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Modern Art to me has one flaw (other than the fact that EVERYONE does it), and that is the cutting. Inserting a knife just doesn't do it for me. The audience doesn't register that you are sliding over the blade.

I'd love to see someone do it with a flat zigzag style blade.
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Mine gets cut with a welding torch, or flash string....depending on the venue. I never liked the knife method as well.
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