Some Product has unearthed very rare and unseen photos of the famed Catalan magician El Ballistico. His very short and lively career came to a sudden end in the year 2000, as it was his wish never to perform magic in the 21st century. He has not been heard from since, although rumors continue to circulate as to his whereabouts.
El Ballistico practiced what is now known as deconstructive magic. While having a great respect and admiration for the art and in particular past masters of magic, Ballistico often times deconstructed his own tricks and illusions right on stage in front of an audience. At the time many people thought that he wasn’t very well rehearsed or just plain no good, however we have since realized that what he was really doing was distilling the true essence of magic and sharing it with his audience, right on stage. It is by no coincidence that deconstructive cuisine started to develop and gain worldwide notoriety in the Catalan region of Spain, almost at the same time as Ballistico’s last performance.
All photos by Ricky The Tongue.