Art HK 2011: Making Of The Balloon Installation
We bring you the making of video of the giant balloon installation, And Then There Were None, by artist Jason Hackenwerth for Art HK 2011
Art HK invited Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) MFA student Jason Hackenwerth to create an installation in his signature medium, latex balloons. With a free hand and the help of volunteers from SCAD, Hackenwerth created installation And Then There Were None on-site.
The gigantic art piece is a constellation of 10,000 latex balloons in shades of nude, blush earth-tone colours, these were intertwined, squeaked and bent into a 35-ft structure currently visible by the entrance of Art HK 2011.
Hackenwerth explains ‘the name of the piece is in reference to the diminishing bee and fish populations, and my inspiration behind this is my desire to celebrate and preserve life on earth’.
To see how he created the piece, we bring you the making of video to this art installation.