city yeast creates anemone-like scene with 1000 cylinder balloons in taipei
 
city yeast creates anemone-like scene with 1000 cylinder balloons in taipei
dec 09, 2015

city yeast creates anemone-like scene with 1000 cylinder balloons in taipei

city yeast creates anemone-like scene with 1000 cylinder balloons in taipei
images © city yeast

 

 

 

city yeast is a design firm based in taipei devoted to generate commitment between the public and design. ‘walking in the balloons’ is an installation comprising of one thousand 180-centimeter tall cylinder balloons that achieves different interactions with the locals. the inflatable objects are placed underneath the shilin metro station bridge in taipei.

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there are one thousand of 180-centimeter tall colour cylinder balloons underneath the bridge

 

 

 

moving around the array-arranged balloons results in vibrations that trigger the LED’s placed on top of the tubes to twinkle. some balloons also contain portable mini speaker devices that broadcast the local sounds and stories, creating a link between these memories and the new experiences the user is living. the public art piece references clown fishes swimming among anemones, transferring this flow of motion into a city scene.

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moving around the cylinder balloons references clown fish swimming among anemones

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the installation is a 200-meter-long corridor underneath the bridge, filled with the cylinder balloons

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the sound installation is mounted on top of some balloons, broadcasting the local memories of shilin, taipei

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kids listening the story of shilin from the sound installation

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cylinder balloons swaying in the wind

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the cylinder balloons are like inflatable tumblers

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the balloons were printed with different colour gradients

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the transparency of the installation plays with our perception

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the cylinder balloons were given to people who loved them the last day of the exhibition

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rendering of the tubular ballons

 

 

project info:

client: kuo yuan ye foods co., ltd.
planning executive: city yeast
design: agua design
location: the corridor underneath the shilin metro station, taipei.
project year: 2015
photographs: agua, ansel, peinong, wayne. © city yeast

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Absolutely amazing

    aldo gt

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