What This Man Can Do With Just A Few Hair Dryers Is Incredible

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at 2015.10.06
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When you think of a hair dryer, do you think “art”? Probably not, and we didn”t either until we saw this delightful display by magician and juggler Antoine Terrieux.

Terrieux set up this kinetic exhibit in the Maison des Jonglages, or House of Juggling, in La Courneuve, France. He used a bunch of hair dryers and other everyday items to create a new way to look at sculptures — and to defy gravity.

The hair dryers are positioned in such a way that they keep small, light objects aloft in the air. This results in strange, hovering items.

The hair dryers are positioned in such a way that they keep small, light objects aloft in the air. This results in strange, hovering items.

This lightweight ball is held in the air by the dryer”s jet. You can try this one at home with your own dryer and a lightweight plastic ball.

This piece took a slightly different approach, using water vapor to create this vortex that is then sucked up by the dryer.

This piece took a slightly different approach, using water vapor to create this vortex that is then sucked up by the dryer.

The water vapor has been lit to make it more visible, and it almost resembles a flame.

This looks dangerous.

This looks dangerous.

This piece sees a dryer propelling itself around a basin of water. We recommend not trying this one at home.

Watch the installation here. It will make you smile.

(via Colossal)

The piece, called En Plein Vol, or “On the Wing,” was on display at the House of Juggling last December. It”s okay if you missed it, though; you can try to recreate some of the pieces at home! Just not the one with the water.

You can see one of Terrieux”s performances on his Vimeo channel, and be sure to check out the other exhibits and shows at the House of Juggling.

Kinetic art has a way of making the world a more magical place. Check out some more examples below:

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