Interview with Noel Heath
Name: Noel Heath
Age: 21 Years
Cardistry: 2 Years
From: Gothenburg, Sweden.
I'm best known for doing weird shit and isolations.
"Love yourself and believe in your dreams."
SHIVRAJ: How did you get into cardistry or where did you see it first?
NOEL: I did magic for about 6 years before I really got into cardistry. Throughout those years I had obviously been dabbling a little bit with it, but nothing serious. I remember watching a lot of Jonas's and Dimitri's videos and being very inspired.
SHIVRAJ: How would you define 'cardistry' in your own words?
NOEL: Extreme Card Manipulation.
SHIVRAJ: Who/What inspires you the most and why?
NOEL: The community is what inspires me the most. When I see amazing cardistry it pushes me to be better.
SHIVRAJ: What is your creative process of making moves?
NOEL: It’s always different for me. Sometimes I create by trying to visualize a dope move in my head and then try to find the best method to accomplish it. Sometimes I just come up with a small thing by accident, then try looking at that small thing from every possible angle. See how I can expand upon it or build something around it. Sometimes I just try to fuck things up and see what happens.
SHIVRAJ: How do you overcome a 'Creative Block'?
NOEL: Give your deck the attention that it needs. And by that I don't mean you should spend more time trying to force yourself to create something, but rather shift your focus into more of a playful and exploratory approach. Just try to have fun and make something new rather than good. If you do that, you will eventually stumble upon something that is both those things. Staying up late at night helps me get in the zone. I think being tired really makes you more creative. Also weed.
SHIVRAJ: Describe your style in one word/sentence.
SHIVRAJ: What role does the art play in your life or in simple words why do you do it?
NOEL: I’ve had a deck of cards in my hand for almost 9 years. At this point it’s definitely a part of me. I feel lucky to have something that I can daily pour my heart and soul into . It’s definitely very meditative for me.
SHIVRAJ: How do you think you can help in improving the field of cardistry?
NOEL: I want to inspire people to think outside the box and embrace the weirdness of this art form.
SHIVRAJ: What is your favourite move by you or by someone else? What do you like about it?
SHIVRAJ: Which is your favourite cardistry video of all time?
NOEL: Opera by Dimitri Arleri.
SHIVRAJ: What do you think about the concept 'Cardestroy'?
NOEL: Whenever I see expansion in this community it makes me very happy. This is a doorway into an entirely new realm. I see a lot of potential and I am excited for the future of cardestroy.
SHIVRAJ: What genre of music do you mostly listen to?
NOEL: Instrumental hip-hop, wonky and jazz.
SHIVRAJ: What do you do other than cardistry?
NOEL: I work in a movie theater and I DJ from time to time.
SHIVRAJ: What are you further planning to do in your life?
NOEL: My goal is to make a living out of just cardistry and help shape it's future.
SHIVRAJ: Any contest/contests you've participated in/won?
NOEL: I won a youtube cardistry contest back in 2010 where you had to create and submit one original flourish. That’s when I came up with my first move spatium.
SHIVRAJ: Any advice for the community?
NOEL: Never smoke at a gas station. It’s very dangerous and also people can get really mad.
SHIVRAJ: Any last thoughts? (If any)
NOEL: Shout out to Loom and Idan Kaufman.
SHIVRAJ: Thanks a lot for your time! Have a nice day, cheers!
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