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    "Black Balloons" By Tadao Cern 2016 Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
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Black Balloons
2016

Knowing that these installations last for a considerably short period of time, they are really alive. Once a particular composition is built, it starts to deflate and in 2-3 days it is wilted as a bouquet of flowers. 

Every single day I spend at my studio and my creative process resembles playing. And everything I create comes out of curiosity. The same happened with a project 'Black Balloons'.

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.
It was so unpretentious and so magical at the same time! That opposition created by two very simple and playful objects once again brought a unique childlike sense of discovery.
This experience uncovers a lot and the more one looks at it, the more it becomes true: "simplicity is genius".
For the first test I only used two balloons and two different gasses: helium and sulfur hexafluoride - the light and the heavy ones. Later on I worked out how to make the balloons float in the middle of a glass tank without connecting them to anything.

It's a never ending story of an explorer...

Furthermore, they interact with the spectator in so many ways - one can only imagine how a sculpture made out of 400 balloons would react to a wind that one creates just by walking by. 

Materials: Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium

Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium
Black Balloons by Tadao Cern
2016
Metal, rubber, sulfur hexafluoride, helium