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Decades from now we’ll all be riding around on hoverboards, and silly things like having to walk up hills will be obsolete. But until then, we can only imagine what a life without trudging up that concrete mountain leading back to our dorm would feel like.
Dancer Karen X. Cheng and filmmaker Ross Ching imagined exactly that with their video “Tilting the Streets of San Francisco (Gravity Illusions on Hills).”
The two explored the streets of San Francisco and put together a video that imagines what the city’s very hilly streets would look like if they were flattened. Using props like juggling balls and their own bodies, the pair creates a world where gravity takes the day off.
“Ross got the idea for this video after seeing some photos with the ’tilted camera’ effect on steep streets,” the video’s description explains. “Since San Francisco is so hilly, it was the perfect city for this idea. The week before we filmed this, we ran all around San Francisco looking for steepest streets we could find (and gained some killer [calf] muscles).”
The most impressive part, though? Dancing up those hills without appearing to break a sweat. We’d have better luck defying the laws of gravity.
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