Title: Volatile Topography
Technique: Balloons, red rope and helium gas
Exhibition: A tale of two cities, Busan Biennale 2006
Place: Pusan – South Korea
Covered Area: 4500 sq. meters (Width 45m, length 100m)
Height: 25 m from the handrail to top level
39 Balloons of varying elevation
Héctor Zamora proposes to materialize space intervention towards a transformed perception of our environment.
Created to be passed through, the objective of this work is to encourage a dialogue between the spectator, organic form and geometry. This experience, detached from the implications of structural formalism, detonates an individual dialogue with space and stimulates poetic perception.
Volatile Topography is the latest of Zamora’s approach to funicular geometry as a tool to redefine urban space—in this case over the Oncheoncheon River Canal. His intervention consists of mesh of intersecting ropes defying gravity and flowing in the air thanks to helium balloons attached to each node. Furthermore, the volatile space, slightly modified by the wind, will create nimble variations, pleats and deformations on the mesh.
Highly elaborate, precise and touching, this installation will result in a three-dimensional drawing transformed into passable landscape.
Paracaidista, av. Revolución 1608bis/Intervención de Héctor Zamora
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