For the second time today I’ve found myself writing about magic and magicians and I really don’t know why. I think I’ve seen one magic show live in the past 20 years. I’ll watch the David Blaine specials on HBO and Netflix, and I enjoyed Justin Willman’s Magic For Humans show, but I’m beginning to think that I’m actually somewhat into magic after watching this video below.
Magician Eric Chien is a ‘close-up magician’ according to Gizmodo. I assume that’s pretty self-explanatory there because in the clip below the camera’s pinned right up on his hands as he completes a round of complete mindf*ckery and sorcery.
Normally, I won’t watch any clip longer than about ninety seconds on the Internet but I couldn’t stop watching this video the first time. Then I watched it again and again. I still don’t understand what’s happening and I feel like this is blatant disrespect to the human race for doing something we can’t wrap our minds around.
Eric Chien won ‘Best Trick’ at the International Federation of Magic Societies World Championships of Magic for this trick, a competition that’s only held every three years. Also, I’d just like to pause and recognize that there’s something called the ‘International Federation of Magic Societies’ and that’s pretty amazing. Now, for the trick…
I watched this on repeat and still can’t see what’s happening in real-time. I thought I had a handle on what was going on and then he totally mindf*cked me.
Looking for more? This isn’t quite the same as above, but in this clip magician Justin Willman convinces a guy that he’s actually disappeared and it’s amazing.