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.