Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Room Full of BALLOONS?!

So, it's been a while... I have no excuses. I guess I just got busy with life.

One of the awesome thing about working at Fossil is the cool things we get to do. About a week and a half ago I was able to attend an appreciation luncheon at the Nasher Schulpture Center because Fossil is sponsoring an exhibit by artist Martin Creed. He had a few different pieces, but the main attraction was an experiemential installation Work No. 1190: Half the air in a given space. It was awesome! Check it out

The point of the installation was about the experience of walking in the room. I was hesitant at first, but afterwards I decided it was AWESOME! 
Martin Creed on the right
Rosemary, Micah and I inside the balloons.
looking straight up in the room.
My arms started hurting from moving the balloons out of my way as I walked around. We were in the room for maybe 5 minutes, but it was exhausting. Here's a video so you can get a glimpse of the experience. (we were trying to find the door to get outta there!)

The one down side to the experience was the static! My hair was ruined for the rest of the day. I'd say it was well worth it! Such a great experience :)