May 12, 2008
Impossible Street Performances - Johan Lorbeer Hangs in Mid Air
Johan Lorbeer is a German street performer and what he does is hang several feet in mid air in seemingly impossible positions. The YouTube video and the stills show Lorbeer doing a performance he calls "Tarzan". In the video we can see Lorbeer casually hanging in mid air several feet above the ground and leaning his left arm stiffly against a building or wall and the other arm is resting on his hip. The man has a fairly big crowd below watching in apparent amazement and taking pictures and I was sure this was a publicity stunt but it is not. It is a fairly simple trick but Lorbeer does a great job of capturing people's imaginations and curiosity.