ATTEMPT TO REACH HEAVEN
An intervention at bblackboxx, Basel
balloons, balloonstrings, helium
The event took place on February 2013 in an artspace which is situated faraway from the city center, next to the city and national border of Basel and right next to the deportation prison and the reception center for asylum seekers. Every day between 13.00 and 17.00 the asylum seekers can leave the center and pass by the art space. The aim of the action was to build the world‘s highest sculpture with balloons. Despite the freezing cold people braved the elements and started to connect the balloons into a sculpture. The event got a momentum and linked the visitors from the city and the people from the asylum-center.
Camera: Patrick Meury / Edit: Daniela Brugger