Christo Unveils Inflatable, Light-Infused Installation in Germany

From: http://www.archdaily.com/345910/christo-unveils-inflatable-light-infused-installation-in-germany/

“The “Big Air Package” nearly spans the distance from wall to wall of the Gasomter, leaving only a small passage to walk around the sculpture. Two air fans creating a constant pressure of 27 pascal (0.27 millibar) keep the package upright. Airlocks allow visitors to enter the package. Illuminated through the skylights of the Gasometer and 60 additional projectors, the work of creates a diffuse light throughout the interior. Inside the sculpture, an extraordinary experience of shape, space and light is provided.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 22.37.28 “When the Big Air Package was finally installed, it was absolutely unexpected what I saw. The fabric very much transports the light. You are virtually swimming in light when you are inside the Big Air Package,” the 77-year-old artist describes his latest work of art, which is the first one realized without his late wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude. “The inner space is probably the most unique aspect of all the Air Packages that we did since 1966. When experienced from the inside, that space is almost like a 90-meter-high cathedral.”51475041b3fc4b9323000044_christo-unveils-inflatable-light-infused-installation-in-germany_bigair-1-528x792

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