image: NIKE

as part of their presence at the recently closed world cup, nike created a 21 meter installation using over 5,500 soccer balls. the ‘ball man’ as they called it weighed over 4.5 tons and was hung from the ceiling in johannesburg’s carlton centre. the sculpture was made by transforming a 3D image of a soccer player into a pixilated representation. these pixels were represented by yellow balls which were hung from cables. the installation took 3 weeks to complete and will be on show until august. once dismantled the balls will all be donated to the local community.

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NIKE'S world cup ball man image: nike

NIKE'S world cup ball man image: nike

NIKE'S world cup ball man image: nike

NIKE'S world cup ball man image: nike

NIKE'S world cup ball man image: nike