Monday, 15 February 2010

Untitled: André Avelãs

"André Avelãs's show at IBID PROJECTS. Three huge weather balloons fill the gallery. Printed on them is the phrase, “HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.” It’s fun to work my way through the gallery as they bump into one another. The sound of their inflation drones on as the balloons are fitted with discreet wind instruments. I initially thought it was the result of air pumps, but find a melodica hooked up to a balloon. Still, I see the work as far more sculptural than sonic. Bumping into balloons creates an amusing exploration of navigating an altered space, but the sound? Just a mere side note." (

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