Ponte do macaco
Este projeto é a continuação da ponte suspensa. Um formato externo, planejado para o jardim japonês Tatton Park para a bienal de mesmo nome. Esta ponte de corda sairá da água e formará um arco pela tração dos grandes balões de hélio.


monkey bridge

This project is the continuation of the suspension bridge. An outdoor format, planned for the Japanese Tatton Park garden for the biennial of the same name. This rope bridge will come out of the water and form an arc by the pull of the large helium balloons.


Thom Kubli & Prof. Hiroshi Ishii

Orbiting features floating, machine-generated sculptures. The 3-D-printed objects — made from an ultra-light material — are injected with helium and released into the air as they become buoyant. As the ascending sculptures rise toward the ceiling, they enter the flow of a thermal stream and begin their gentle orbit. While floating, these ethereal objects participate in a continuously changing series of celestial movements.

White Void

Electric Moon
The large-scale art piece is a new color version of Christopher Bauder’s first large-scale installations, this time specially constructed for the imposing church environment — a setting where an interplay of light and space has been a foundational experience for centuries. For ELECTRIC MOONS, WHITEvoid uses products and technical expertise of Kinetic Lights, featuring and a new RGB version of Kinetic Lights’ helium light Balloon and a modular system made of 36 ground-based Kinetic Lights Winch XS perfectly suited for architectural spaces that require specially tailored schemes such as St. Maria Church.

Tomas Saraceno

Moving atmospheres
Moving Atmospheres, the tenth Garage Atrium Commission curated by Iaroslav Volovod, is a partially mirrored sphere suspended in the air, propelling us towards an Aerocene epoch. We call towards this new era with Aerocene. For more than a decade we have been imagining a world free from the carbon, extractivism, capitalism and patriarchy that fuels some forms of life, a new way of being with the atmosphere and emissions-free travel, free from solar panels, lithium, helium, hydrogen and fossil fuels. This new era stands in stark contrast to the lingering eco-traumas of the Anthropocene, the current geological age in which some human capitalistic activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.


top shot helmet
The Top Shot Helmet alters one’s spatial perception. Wearers see themselves from above and must guide their movements and orient themselves from this perspective. The device consists of a round helmet, above which floats a helium balloon attached to the helmet with strings. The balloon carries a small video camera operated by radio signal, which points downward with a wide-angle lens. The view captured by the camera is projected onto a pair of video glasses in the helmet. Wearers of the helmet can only see the image produced by these glasses and must use this to make their way through a given space. By moving the head, the person wearing the helmet can turn and tilt the balloon and camera. A handle on the helmet makes it possible to adjust the height of the balloon and thereby adjust one’s field of vision.


Myeong Beom Kim is from Seoul, Korea. He produces otherworldly installations and sculpture works that juxtapose man-made elements with nature to create surreal dream spaces. Utilising suspension as a common motif, his works are constantly poised in a state of ambiguous wonderment. Within his installations, living things are held inside the fragile confines of light bulbs and helium balloons replace tree foliage, literally uplifting the tree and its roots.

Shih-Yuan Wang, Yu-Ting Sheng, Dr. Alex Barchiesi and Vyacheslav Kryvosheya

Transient Materialization
Created by Shih-Yuan Wang, Yu-Ting Sheng, Dr. Alex Barchiesi and Vyacheslav Kryvosheya with guidance from Prof. Jeffrey Huang at the Media and Design Laboratory LDM, EPFL / SINLAB, Transient Materialization explores the relationship between digital and material-based digital fabrication through n-hedron structure composed mainly of soap foam that is blown, through a mixture of air and helium, into a foam structure.The project questions structure’s materiality and examines its physical performance and ephemeral characteristics. In the first phase of the project the team achieved a programmable foam structure and presented various configurations of dynamic and transformable foam structures. The fabrication interacts with the algorithm, which involves a mixture of air and helium (controlled by pneumatic valves) and additive chemical substances and thickening agents.The aim of the project is to take architecture beyond the creation of static forms and into the design of dynamic, transformable and ephemeral material experimental processes.

Joel Tauber

Searching For The Impossible: The Flying Project
Blanchards Zeichnung machte mir klar, dass ich diesen Traum von der Kombination von Musik und Flucht tatsächlich verwirklichen wollte. Ich wollte mit Heliumballons fliegen, aber ich wollte Musik und Atem, um diesen Flug anzutreiben. Meine Theorie war, dass Atem plus Musik plus… sechsundvierzig Fuß Heliumballons gleich Flug wären. Der Dudelsack war entscheidend für das Funktionieren dieser Gleichung. Der Dudelsack ist das einzige Instrument, von dem ich weiß, wo man durch Drücken eines Ballons Musik machen kann. Wenn die Heliumballons aus Hörnern aufsteigen würden, die aus dem musikalischen Ballon der Dudelsackmusik kamen, wären Flug und Flug untrennbar miteinander verbunden. Vielleicht würde dies mir erlauben, die Physik und Metaphysik des Fliegens so zu kombinieren, wie es ER Brewster versuchte. Ich hatte Angst, dass ich nicht fliegen könnte. Ich hatte auch Angst, dass ich nicht herunterkommen könnte, wenn ich fliegen könnte. Ich schwebte über eine Stunde in der Luft. Ich benutzte die Ventile, um für einen Großteil des Fluges eine Höhe von 150 Fuß aufrechtzuerhalten.