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

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    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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    • 'SOUND ROOM'

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      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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      • GIANTS IN THE CITY by Alejandro Mendoza.

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        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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            from IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS & MAGAZINE / Added

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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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            • Pile of Scrap (Bronze) @ Sculpture by the Sea Sydney, Australia 2011 & MCLEMOI gallery, Sydney, Australia 2012

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              Artwork 'Pile of Scrap' is a 23 piece modular bronze sculpture, each piece has been individually hand crafted by the artist. It is designed so that is can be moved around and the pieces can take up different positions and configurations as a whole. Intended to give a potentially endless array of different sculptural forms, created from the one collection. 'Pile of Scrap' was taken from a 5 part series of artworks created to explore my experience of grief and loss. It relates to the continual shifting of emotions and perspectives I experienced, and the struggle to attempt to re-fashion a new life from what is left. This artwork was exhibited in the Oct- Nov 2011 Sculpture by the Sea (inside) where artists who exhibit in their small scale artworks along with their larger works exhibited along the Sydney coastline, between Bondi and Tamarama beach. 'Pile of Scrap' was exhibited along with my inflatable artwork, 'Knotted as i remembered'. 'Pile of Scrap' was recently exhibited in exhibition in the opening of gallery MCLEMOI, Sydney, alongside American contemporary artist Luis Gispert in a show called "Deception" May- June 2012.

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              • 'Pile of Scrap' (Bronze) @ Sculpture by the Sea Sydney, Australia 2011 & MCLEMOI gallery, Sydney, Australia 2012

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                from Sarah Harvie / Added

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                'Pile of Scrap' Artwork 'Pile of Scrap' is a 23 piece modular bronze sculpture, each piece has been individually hand crafted by the artist. It is designed so that is can be moved around and the pieces can take up different positions and configurations as a whole. Intended to give a potentially endless array of different sculptural forms, created from the one collection. 'Pile of Scrap' was taken from a 5 part series of artworks created to explore my experience of grief and loss. It relates to the continual shifting of emotions and perspectives I experienced, and the struggle to attempt to re-fashion a new life from what is left. This artwork was exhibited in the Oct- Nov 2011 Sculpture by the Sea (inside) where artists who exhibit in their small scale artworks along with their larger works exhibited along the Sydney coastline, between Bondi and Tamarama beach. 'Pile of Scrap' was exhibited along with my inflatable artwork, 'Knotted as i remembered'. 'Pile of Scrap' was recently exhibited in exhibition in the opening of gallery MCLEMOI, Sydney, alongside American contemporary artist Luis Gispert in a show called "Deception" May- June 2012.

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                • Inflatable Sculpture

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                  from Christoph / Added

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

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                  • hydra

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                    from Jon Goldman / Added

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                    In 1985 Environmental Artist Jon Goldman created a one hundred and ten foot helium holding inflatable sculpture for ill-fated Boston Arts Festival. The piece, like the mythic creature of Hercules' trials, looked as if it were springing from the basin of the Charles River Lagoon where it was anchored. The artist cited his early love of KAIJU, or Japanese science fiction films as the source of piece. "It was as if an eye-dropper of growth serum had dropped into the Charles touching a normally 3cm organism (the hydra) and transforming it to become a one hundred foot tall menace which appeared to be "alive" because of the lighter-than-air interaction with the wind."

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                    • Meet Tiny - my inflatable sculpture

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                      from Yeweng / Added

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

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