对于艺术家Tadao Cern来说，创作就像是玩耍，一切创作源自好奇心。这次为大家介绍的他的最新项目“黑气球”也不例外。对于两个气球之间应该如何连接，Tadao Cern已酝酿许久。他破天荒的在气球中充入不同的气体：轻的氦气和重的六氟化硫，形成飘立的气球和下垂的气球两种形态。气球中的气体重量经过精心计算，形成两个气球之间具有张力但是又悬浮的神奇场景。在此基础上，艺术家进行了一个接一个的不同探索，创作出看起来简单，好玩，具有独特童趣味道的作品，人们越多的看到，作品那“简洁为真”的特色就越传播光大。此外，这些黑气球们还可以和观众们产生良好的互动，毕竟气球们随风而摆是很正常的嘛。
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… smile emoticon
Now I’m building these sculptures one by one, keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that soon enough everyone will have a chance to see them alive.
Knowing that these particular installations last for a considerably short period of time, they are really alive.
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