design – BLACK BALLOONS

written by Dylan Warmack  photography by Various Artists

To artist Tadao Cern random spontaneity created his most recent masterpiece.
“For an extensive amount of time I had an idea to connect two balloons. I found a free minute between the other currently run projects, bought two balloons, and got overwhelmed by the result. ”  His early test included two balloons and two different gasses: helium and sulfur hexafluoride – the light and the heavy ones. Later on he worked out how to make the balloons float in the middle of a glass tank without connecting them to anything.
These sculptures have a tendency to to and trick viewers mind by giving them a feeling that their seeing a rendering from a different reality.  The highlight of the show is a sculpture made out of 400 balloons that react to a wind that one creates just by walking by creating a truly visceral experience.

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