BMX Rider Performs Tricks Through Incredible Optical Illusions and Shape-Shifting Course

Kriss Kyle has a reputation as one of the most creative BMX riders of his generation, and this video collaboration with Red Bull demonstrates why he's earned it. Called Kaleidoscope, the short film shows Kyle performing a myriad of impressive tricks in an environment that's full of optical illusions and shape-shifting surfaces. From labyrinth-like mazes to endlessly spinning drums, the BMX biker completes jumps and turns with ease. The darkened background against the bright yellow and red tracks make for a fantastically surreal set design, producing a viewing experience that's completely mesmerizing as we follow Kyle along on his journey.

The coordination of the rider and his creative team was the key to Kaleidoscope‘s success. In a recent Reddit AMA, Kyle described the massive prep work involved. “We spent about 6 months designing, finalizing all ideas and bringing them to reality,” he explained. “Lucky I had such a good team of friends at vision ramps who helped make my dreams come true. They spent 6 months building and testing the features so we were ready for the two weeks of filming.”

Check out the entire video below.

Red Bull Kaleidoscope: Website
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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