Architecture Fringe 2019
In Real Life

Balloons in Space

An installation of kinetic sculpture

Josh Thorpe

FRI 14 June 2019 / 6 - 9pm (preview)
SAT - SUN 15 -16 June 2019 / 12pm - 6pm

Pipe Factory, 42 Bain St
Glasgow G40 2LA

Fully accessible / Children welcome

A number of helium balloons are balanced by various weights of string to achieve something like neutral buoyancy. The affect is odd. The objects respond to the movements of people and currents of movement in the air. (You may find one sneaks up on you.) This work seems to loosely model curious interactions of matter we don’t normally see. It feels a bit like floating in space, or under the waves.

Similar to a work mounted at Architecture Fringe 2018 at DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh. Thorpe uses unassuming materials such as thread, paper, rubbish, or drips of paint, to play with space, light, and perception of the material world.





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