English Riviera Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee with RedBall
PUBLISHED: 22:34 13 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:54 20 February 2013
So far, it's intrigued and astounded people in Chicago, Barcelona, Taipei and Abu Dhabi.<br/><br/>And from June 2nd to 5th, RedBall will appear in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
RedBall set to roll into The English Riviera for Diamond Jubilee
So far, its intrigued and astounded people in Chicago, Barcelona, Taipei and Abu Dhabi.
And from June 2nd to 5th, RedBall will appear in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
In what must count as one of the most innovative and imaginative events to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, internationally-renowned American artist Kurt Perschke has been persuaded to bring his famous RedBall to The English Riviera at the time of the Bank Holiday celebrations.
The playful nature of the RedBall sparks the imagination across cultures and continents. And the gigantic ball has already been seen in unexpected locations worldwide - squeezed into alleyways and underpasses, inflated in town squares and squashed into bus shelters and bridge arches.
Co-produced by Torbay Council and The Dartington Hall Trust, the RedBalls appearance on The English Riviera follows-on from exhibitions staged here recently by other world famous artists, including Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst.
As Perschke himself says: "On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. As RedBall travels around the world, people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city."
Full details including video footage and further background details - can be seen at www.redballproject.com. RedBall can also be followed on Twitter @redballproject and @RedBallUK.
Kurt Perschke works in sculpture, video, collage and public space. His most acclaimed work, RedBall Project has travelled to locations including Barcelona, St. Louis, Portland, Sydney, Arizona, Chicago, Toronto and Abu Dhabi, and has received a National Award from Americans for the Arts Public Art Network. Born in Chicago he lives and works in New York City.