Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.
I am completely and utterly obsessed with this video. It's actually an advertisement for the Sony Bravia TV from 2005 [Edit: I had originally said this was from 2010, but was kindly corrected by a number of astute readers], however I never saw it, so it's new to me (and hopefully some of you).
Here's the premise: 170,00 bouncy balls are bounced down a hill in San Francisco, creating a cascade of colorful chaos. It's truly a beautiful site to behold (slow motion helps). And for all you skeptics out there that are thinking it's just CGI: take a look at the video at the end of this post that shows how this super ball stunt was done.
Chicago-based artist Kurt Perschke has been working for years on "The Red Ball Project," a global photography adventure featuring some of the world's greatest cities and a 15-foot inflatable red sphere.
The ball becomes a temporary installation, but also engages the population in a unique way. Perschke says,
Through the RedBall Project, I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us.