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The “Red Ball Project” by Kurt Perschke

15 feet tall, 250 lbs of vinyl … whatever it is I’d love to see it in my neighborhood. The giant blown up red ball is the child of architect and artist Kurt Perschke. In the “RedBall Project,” this charismatic object gets ensconced in various urban places around the world – St. Louis, Taipai, Sydney, Aru Dhabi, and Barcelona. Perschke says, “… the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine what if? ….  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.

Would you like to suggest a place for it in your city? You can contact Perschke here.

Make sure you check out a fascinating video interview Perschke did at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (at the bottom of this post). The artist talks about his inspiration and process, including advice to younger artists.

UICA interview with Kurt Perschke from Kurt Perschke on Vimeo.


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