The Idea: To create a coloumn of Helium filled white balloons which went from the bottom to the top of the building site. This would hopefully sway in the wind which at this stage of rebuilding swept through the site.
This turned out to be the first of three installations involving balloons.
How It worked : the simplicity of the idea masks the actual work involved in the installation. It took several hours of filling balloons with Helium, making sure that they were all inflated to approximately the same size, and then tying them together to create a column.
Above Wendy Harpe and Dave Rickus inflating the Balloons
The Balloons In Situ
The Balloon Column above in black and white and below under coloured lights
We did a second balloon event a fortnight later in which we attempted to create a balloon globe.
This was far less successful as even getting the balloons to form a globe let alone keeping the balloons in a globe shape against the ravages of the wind proved decidedly more difficult - as can be seen in the pictures below. However it did look like an alien plant in the space so was visually quite interesting.
Above various shots of the Balloon Globe in situ.