Thursday, 12 August 2010
LOOK OUT FOR ESKIL’S KENYAN STUNT
Kenya-based Norwegian artist Eskil Ronningsbakken has promised Kenyans a taste of his jaw dropping stunts come December this year. The internationally acclaimed artist is able to balance with his hands on cliffs jutting out hundreds of metres above rocky grounds. He is currently shooting a documentary of the stunts to be screened in Scandinavia next year.
The crew has been visiting some of Eskil's playgrounds for stunts described by UK ‘s Daily Mail, Guardian and Telegraph newspapers simply as “dangerous”.
Eskil, 30, lives in Nairobi training artists on volunteer basis at the Sarakasi Dome in Ngara. He says the current film, which is already receiving wide publicity across Europe, will not feature his stunts in Kenya. The Kenyan one will be shot here in December, he promised. “No clips made in Kenya this time, but a Kenyan crew member/acrobat Moses Wepukhuli will be seen in the film,” he told Hot Secrets's reporter on email. “I will record an international version from December this year involving Kenya among many other countries.”
The artist said he hopes to one day he can be allowed to balance on top of the edge of Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.
If authorities in Dubai allow, he would also want to balance on top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.