In March of 2012, artist Cai Quo Qiang worked with over 100 local volunteers to create a series of three monumental gunpowder drawings for his exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The video above shows the process of creating each drawings, from loose sketching and stencil work, to gunpowder application and final fiery ignition. This edit was made to be viewed in our galleries as part of Cai Guo-Qiang's installation.

For more information about Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, vist


Director: Felipe Lima
Producers: Lana Kim, Jett Steiger, Bret Nicely
Cinematographer: Larkin Donley

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