BALLOON-GOON: INFLATABLE ARCHITECTURES

Kyle Sturgeon 

Building upon the legacy of 70’s designers (like Ant Farm) who sought to re-claim the space of the city, a temporary pneumatic structure serves as counter-point to the fixity of the site’s brutalist concrete building. Bursting from the confines of a street arcade, the ephemeral form offers an alter-ego entrance to a first floor gallery. LED lighting, foam flooring and benches, combine with musical guests to provide a uniquely immersive, tactile, and social event, forming a temporary urban plaza. The two day installation welcomed over 1,000 visitors in a single day during the city-wide Common Boston festival.