Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cloud Cities

"With his solo exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin’s museum for contemporary art, he takes this experience a step further. Cloud Cities is Tomás Saraceno’s largest solo presentation to date. It features approximately 20 of his balloon models in various sizes. But instead of being able only to look at the installation, visitors can actually enter the two largest bubbles, that sit and float like soap bubbles in the former railway hall of the museum. Via ladders they can access the transparent balloons halfway of the structure and then walk or just lie on a flexible, transparent floor. From underneath it looks like they are walking on air."

- from an article found here (w/ interview)

I discovered "Cloud Cities" - a recent installation in a German art museum created by Argentinian artist, Tomas Saraceno - from a post at Boing Boing yesterday (thanks, DP). Never one to pass up a visionary thrill, I immediately hopped on board, and you can, too. No, you don't need a plane ticket to Berlin; it's just a click away.

Here's a page with some wonderful images, and a video walk-through. Really amazing, and meant to be witnessed in the flesh... but, in lieu of the obvious, that is, for those of us on the wrong side of the pond, the cyber-space version will have to suffice.