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Mar 21, 2012

Artist Suspends 2,000 Tennis Balls Throughout Gallery Space

Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.

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Feb 24, 2012

Video: 170,000 Bouncy Balls Going Down a Hill in San Francisco

created at: 02/23/2012

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). 

created at: 02/23/2012

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… read more

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Jan 17, 2012

The Red Ball Project

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… read more

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Feb 10, 2010

How To: Create a Dorodango, a Japanese Mud Sphere



Dorodango - 泥 (どろ doro) "mud" and だんご (dango) "rice dumpling" - is a traditional pasttime for many Japanese school children. Dirt is mixed with water, then slowly shaped into a perfect, shiny or textured sphere.  … read more

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