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Pakar Ilusi
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You're approached on the streets (on the sidewalk actually, Smile) by a camera crew filming a public-interview show of somekind and asked some questions about yourself... They find out you're a Bizarrist Magician and ask you to perform one really visual effect, just one... (due to time constraints etc.)

What would you perform?

And it has to be "Bizarre"-type effect...


I'm asking because it's happened to me more than once (I'm an actor btw, and am around shoots and studios a lot) but I didn't have any good Bizarre effect so I went with a "normal" effect, Crazy Man's Handcuffs, Twisting Arm etc... (If there's anything "normal" about those, lol!)

Anything gory applicable here... I don't mind having to carry some simple small props...

Just in case it happens again, I won't have to rehash my "old" stuff... Smile

Much obliged for any help!

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Regardless of how they found out ... still, NO!

Unless you have a serious coil demagnetizer on your person and can make it mess up their equipement... and then get away safely... it's most likely a lose/lose situation .
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Hardy Har Har....

I told them I was a Magician in those interviews...

But using a PK Magnet to their equipment would be like spoiling any chance of actually appearing on the show as the equipment's busted, right? Smile

Anyone..... ELSE?

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I'm still new to the bizarre stuff but have been performing other magic for a while and I must say, I find that I never leave home without an invisible loop around my wrist. It's perfect for impromptu PK work - and won't mess with the equipment.
I'm sure you could think of a routine to accompany the effect.
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Just a thought. Maybe take some tricks that are basically impromptu or done with things you usually have on you and come up with some bizzare presentation.

I'm just thinking of an "Anytime" bizzarre performance. This seems the most logical guarantee.

Good luck to you and be sure to look in the camera and say, "Hi Mom"..Smile

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In this instant gratification, give me, show me, tell me, I want it now society - sometimes the pressures of having to perform are more than one can handle, especially if one believes that the demonstration my lead to the “big time“. Comedians will get the query “tell me a joke” and magicians often get “show me a trick”. As a bizarrist, you (I’m assuming) want to separate yourself from other “normal” magicians. So, I’ll ask the following for your contemplation, Pakar Ilusi ---

How do you define “Bizarre Magician“?

How does your definition apply to what you normally perform?

What do you do in your performance as a bizarrist, without the time constraints imposed by the interviewer?

Will the conditions allow for a proper demonstration, giving a true glimpse of your performance style to the viewer?

I believe in order for a performer to decide what should be done, they must know themselves and what they wish their audience to come away with. The performer then must do the things that support those ideas under the conditions that are appropriate to that goal, understanding that not all situations are conducive to all aspects of the presentational offerings or performers.


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I think the most bizzare, and easieast prop you might carry and perform for a camera would be the human blockhead.
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Pakar Ilusi
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

Will need to think about it all and come back to you...

Hmmm....

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I would explain to the nice people that bizarre magic requires the type of atmosphere, and complete involvement on the part of the audience, that we just cannot create at this moment. We would do the art form a great injustice by performing it in this setting.
Fortunately, we can demonstrate a little "sleight of brain" right now... <insert your favorite bit of impromptu mentalism here>

After it's over and done, I would exchange business cards and promise to comp the interviewer and camera operator to my next bizarre performance, sans camera of course.
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Pakar Ilusi
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Hmmm.... I would really perform something Laughting Otter, or like you said, a mentalism effect (which is performing something as well...)

kaytracy, that's agood suggestion... An almost impromptu trick so long as I've the basic necessities... (pen, button etc...)

Thanks y'all!

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