visualization of florentijn hofman’s giant rubber duck at sydney festival 2013
on january 5th the duck entered the harbour in a two-hour show featuring a flotilla of bathtubs, acrobats and dancers as 30,000 spectators watched on.
the bright yellow inflatable is five storeys high and five storeys wide and has been shown cities including osaka, auckland and sao paulo since 2007.
talking about the piece hofman said: ‘it doesn’t discriminate and has no political connotation.
it relieves everyday tensions, as well as defining them. its purpose is to do no more than amaze.’
the giant rubber duck installed in its previous location of osaka, japan