1. "Otto Piene's Sun Valley Neon Rainbow"


    from Vin Grabill / Added

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    This video documents Otto Piene's 1985 large-scale environmental art event in Sun Valley, Idaho - an attempt to install a temporary inflatable sculpture into the picturesque landscape of the Sun Valley hills. Once the inflatable "rainbow" form is prepared and moved into position, with the help of a large crew of volunteers, hundreds of tri-color neon tubes are hung from the central tube, and the rainbow is ready for nighttime viewing. I shot and edited this video documentary in 1985. This is a 10-minute version that I recently edited from the original 48-minute version.

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    • GIANTS IN THE CITY by Alejandro Mendoza.


      from Alejandro Mendoza / Added

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      GIANTS IN THE CITY The creation of Giants in the City was born out of my desire and necessity to express my work into a giant scale and to give art accessibility to a massive interaction in all sectors within the community. Art exhibition is fascinating to everyone. The Giants are a contemporary visual art experience, a great alternative for any cultural event, giving the community and general public a peculiar collective art show. Made of Urethane coated Nylon they take, in the hand of the artists, magical powers—a power to insufflate life to fixe forever in our memories, a gaze, a visage….What story do they tell us? To what summits are they attempting to lift us? These giant sculptures are of a troubling and even violent beauty. Their gazes have the power to penetrate our soul and emotionally move us by their strange composition. These are the result of an unbelievable mastery of technique, a gigantesque ambition, a deep understanding of narrative all woven in a expressionist force in which oceans of bursting muscles unleashed by out of size feet and hand ….these are closed ups reinforcing the idea of power. But, in their eyes, one can see as through a confession, human fragility, our hopes and dreams, our tears and bursts of laughter. Looking at these sculptures, one no longer needs to refer to influences of artistic schools; one sees that these artists have escaped the post-modern dogma to allow us to finally breathe out our humanity. This is not an art that flirts with exotic academia. The Giants are modern, contemporary, universal and of the order of myth. They tell the story of humanity, the greatness and fragility of human king! These sculptures are “intelligent”, they can be moved from one place to another quickly and easily. The Giants resemble a colossal paradigm of an urban nomad; made to survive in the city… they live and feed themselves with the city’s air. First in Mexico City and then in Miami, The Giants project has involved several fractions of the community, Private and Government Institutions, Art Organizations and Galleries, attracting international spectators, local art enthusiasts, as well as the “people on the street” who never planned to visit an art exhibit. Alejandro Mendoza , Artist/Curator Giants in the City

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      • Ozymandias Weeps ~ video documentation


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        video documentation of the weeping sculpture at CCA Santa Fe

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        • IRREVERSIBLE Nina Hlava Life



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          GIANTS IN THE CITY PRESENTS: NINA HLAVA DOWNTOWN ART DAYS SEPT 21, 2013 4PM Equally versed in pantomime, comedy theater, clowning, vaudeville, grotesque and tap dance, Nina holds a Ph.D. in non-verbal theater from the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been a member of the "Bühne Heidenreichstein" theater group (Austria) since she was five years old. She studied under the National Theater Association in Austria, as well as at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland), Atelier de Belleville (France) and with tap dancer Katherine Kramer in Miami (USA). Nina regularly performs her solo performances in Europe and the U.S., and teaches mime, clowning and tap dance and gives lectures related to the topics of aesthetics in theater and her doctoral thesis "performers versus actor".

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          • 'Knotted as i Remembered' @ Sculpture by the Sea Oct- Nov 2011 & 'No Way Forward, No Way Back' solo show Chrissie Cotter Gallery


            from Sarah Harvie / Added

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            ‘Knotted, as I remembered' is an 20m long inflatable sculpture, consisting of a series of interconnected inflatable tubes, which twist and turn to create an endless series of different shapes and forms. It was made as a large scale inflatable toy, which can be turned on any side and take the form of anything ranging from a tight knot to a free flowing continuous line. It was first exhibited in a solo show called 'No Way Forward, No Way Back' @ the Crissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney Australia March 2011 & was selected and exhibited in the Oct-Nov 2011 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, Sydney Australia. This artwork is part of a series of artworks relating to my experience of grief, which I expressed through a series of small and large scale artworks, including inflatable & bronze sculptures, drawings, poetry, installation and performance.

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            • 'SOUND ROOM'


              from Sarah Harvie / Added

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              "An interactive sound sculpture, that incorporated Inflatable sculptures, sound sensors sensitive to light and movement and a sound scape. Sensors were placed in strategic inflatable spikes, throughout the forms. When the public moved and manipulated these spikes they triggered sound, that was transmitted to speakers. The sounds could be increased in pitch and depth depending on the pressure and manipulation of the form, these sound joined and a sound scape that played in the background and which mimicked the sound coming from the sensors. This work was an experiment inviting the public to interact and play with form and an experiment in seeing just how far people will go in immersing themselves in play and interaction, when joined and encouraged by others participation." Inflatable Sculptures by Sarah Harvie, Sound-Scape and Interactive Sound Sensors by Dan Ears and James Nichols.

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              • Inflatable Sculpture


                from Christoph / Added

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                Gunter Damisch, der Flämmler, 2009 (filmed in 2011 at Museumsquartier, Wien)

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                • Meet Tiny - my inflatable sculpture


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                  My first inflatable sculpture... stitched from scratch from ripstop material (parachute fabric)

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                  • CVA New Student 3D Challenge


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                    New students were to create a giant inflatable thingy in 2 hours. The inflatable was to have no function or purpose other than to exist inflated and not deliberately represent any other thing. Materials used: 2 plastic drop cloths, 2 rolls of packing tape, 1 roll of string, Sharpies, utility knifes and a blower.

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                    • Vandalized with consent


                      from Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos / Added

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                      video art piece of the vandalization of the public art installation "1, 2, 3 Soleil" by artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos. The installation was presented on a roof in Design District during Miami Art Basel 2012. On the last day, Kosmatopoulos asked street artist Tono to vandalize the pristine white inflatable cones while she was witnessing in silence the appropriation of her work behind the camera. www.artcones.com

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