Bring the Ball to Texas

by Brandon Zech August 23, 2015

This past Wednesday, a 250-lb red ball decided to break free of its handlers in Toledo, Ohio. Part of a public art project by Kurt Perschke, the ball was wedged between two buildings when, during deinstallation, a gust of wind caught it and sent it on its way.

It appears that the ball is touring cities across the world – it has been installed in Montréal, Abu Dhabi, and Barcelona, just to name a few. The goal of the project apparently lies not in the ball itself, but in (via Perschke) “what it can create for those who experience it.” Basically, it looks like a fun, selfie-inducing project – which is great.

The big question now is: when can we expect the ball to come to Texas? Wedged inside of Judd’s concrete sculptures, stuffed in the CAMH’s doorway, the possibilities are endless!


Who doesn’t want this?



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Susan Schmaeling August 25, 2015 - 09:35

Hmmm. The installation possibilities are endless…

Damon Smith August 27, 2015 - 14:55

“Basically, it looks like a fun, selfie-inducing project – which is great.” Maybe art criticism isn’t for you if that figures into your criteria for greatness.


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