Balloon

OBJECT, BALLOON, HELIUM, 2014

Galeria Miłość, Toruń

The work is constructed by a simple, abstract and decisive gesture – a levitating black balloon, 80 centimetres in diameter. The balloon moved in the space of the gallery where it was invoked. Unwatched, it could also leave the space. It moved in an undetermined direction, whose trajectory was dependent on air
movements, presence of people and objects it encountered. The object, fed by human observation, came to life, becoming an enchanting “Present being”. It floated above everything and seduced. Its power consisted in its ephemeral character. Its life depended on attention, tenderness and applause.