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Yumi Kori, Green Balloon

The Phatory
618 East 9th Street, between B and C, 212-777-7922
East Village / Lower East Side
December 16, 2004 - January 9, 2005
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The Green Balloon project at The Phatory affectionately embraces seasonal Eastern and Western festivities. Regarding the ‘breath’ as a vehicle of the spirit, Kori’s use of lights and balloons is a conceptual marriage between the immaterial and the material. The animated piece can be viewed nightly from dusk until midnight throughout the month of its installation. The opening and closing ceremonies will have a fluxus-like charm, as participants inflate the balloons with their exhalations at the opening and then deflate them at the closing of the show. During the installation visitors are welcome to enter in the gallery to experience the forces that keep the balloons in motion. Both Kori’s architectural works and installations overcome the impersonal language of contemporary architectural design by drawing attention to the way one is physically affected by elements that make up the immediate environment.
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