Interview with Ladislas Toubart


Name: Ladislas Toubart

Age: 24 Years

Cardistry: 8 Years

From: Brussels, Belgium

I’m best known for being the co-founder of "Touch", my "Outbreak" release and kicking Tobias ass at the CDM (Cardistry Death Match) 2011 Round 4 :P

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." – Confucius

SHIVRAJ: How did you get into cardistry or where did you see it first?

LADISLAS: I first discovered cardistry during a trip when I was in a host family in LA.  I was walking in a mall when I entered a small magic shop. There were a huge TV that was screening a trailer for a beginner cardistry DVD. I instantly dropped magic for cardistry!

SHIVRAJ: How would you define 'cardistry' in your own words?

LADISLAS: For me cardistry is the artistic way to manipulate cards. 

SHIVRAJ: Who/What inspires you the most and why?

LADISLAS: Other cardists, nature, music, architecture, science, but mostly boobs!

SHIVRAJ: What is your creative process of making moves?

LADISLAS: Go read “Hold my brain while I’m shuffling” by Dimitri Arleri! Everything is inside. ;)

SHIVRAJ: How do you overcome a 'Creative Block'?

LADISLAS: I just stop it and do something else. Most of the time I come back with a fresh mind and a solution. (Or I just ask Dimitri for help).

SHIVRAJ: Describe your style in one word/sentence.

LADISLAS: Style is something that others give you. Just be true to yourself and honest and you'll surely come up with an original way to create and perform your own stuff.

SHIVRAJ: What role does the art play in your life or in simple words why do you do it?

LADISLAS: First of all I do it because I love it. I can't say why but it's the only passion that followed me for years. I always love to try a lot of different things. It's simple, when I think that something is cool I want to do it myself and be the best at it and cardistry is the coolest thing ever. 

SHIVRAJ: How do you think you can help in improving the field of cardistry?

LADISLAS: I can think of three ways right now: First, I can try to be the best at it and publish videos to inspire and motivate others. Then I can put out the best resources possible on Cardistry Touch's YouTube for the new comers and the more advanced and finally, I can provide a professional production value (also with my Brand Touch) to the good cardists who do not have the privilege to have an access to a good cameraman or knows how to edit videos. 

SHIVRAJ: What is your favourite move by you or by someone else? What do you like about it?

LADISLAS: It's really difficult to choose only one move because there are so many crazy cuts out there. But if I had to choose one I'll probably say VIOLIN cut by Ellusionist Kent because I really love this move but was never able to do it at all...

 
 

SHIVRAJ: Which is your favourite cardistry video of all time?

LADISLAS: "Inspiration" by Di Cardistry.

 
 

SHIVRAJ: What do you think about the concept 'Cardestroy'?

LADISLAS: It's retarded! Just kidding. :p 

I really like the stuff that you can do with only cards, like origami but not when it requires external objects... except magnets (magnets are always freaking cool). haha

SHIVRAJ: What genre of music do you mostly listen to?

LADISLAS: For me there are two kinds of music: the bad one and the good one! I mostly listen to the good one. :)

SHIVRAJ: What do you do other than cardistry?

LADISLAS: I really like to cook, play piano, produce some beats, workout at the gym and climb walls at my plastic church! (bouldering) 

SHIVRAJ: What are you further planning to do in your life?

LADISLAS: I don't really plan stuff for the long term right now. I just work hard to make this Touch brand the best possible and pray the best for the future.

SHIVRAJ: Any contest/contests you've participated in/won?

LADISLAS: I participated to 4 contests and won 2 of them. Lost the Profound contest and the CDM 11 and won The Homage contest 2011 on Kardistry.com and trickshot contest on Theory11. 

SHIVRAJ: Any advice for the community?

LADISLAS: Stop flooding your instagram and work more on your moves before releasing anything.

SHIVRAJ: Any last thoughts? (If any)

LADISLAS: Tell my mom and my sister that I love them! 

SHIVRAJ: Thanks a lot for your time! Have a nice day, cheers!

 

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