Kurt Perschke's traveling public art project RedBall has been avidly followed by the media. Over the years, this giant red ball has landed in Barcelona, St. Louis, Portland, Sydney, Arizona, Chicago, Toronto, Grand Rapids, Taipei, and Norwich. We can't help but wonder "where is the red ball going next?"
In an interview with the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Perschke mentioned that the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine "what if?"
As RedBall travels around the world people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city. In that moment the person is not a spectator but a participant in the act of imagination. I have witnessed it across continents, diverse age spans, cultures, and languages, always issuing an invitation. That invitation to engage, to collectively imagine, is the true essence of the RedBall Project. The larger arc of the project is how each city responds to that invitation and, over time, what the developing story reveals about our individual and cultural imagination. ~ Kurt Perschke
Visit Redball Project flickr page for more amazing pictures.
via RedBall Project
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