Monday, 24 July 2006

Dreamspace kills two!

Yesterday at Riverside Park, Durham, UK, an inflatable sculpture created by artist Maurice Agis - Dreamspace - took off in a gust of wind and rose as high as 30ft into the air before crashing back to earth. People inside the inflatable were tossed about. Two women died and 13 people were injured. The artist witnessed the accident and is said to be "very distressed". Police are still investigating.

2 Comments:

At 24/7/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

Wow, this is devastating...I couldn't imagine having that happen to me if I were the artist.

 
At 25/7/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Avoid inflatable art!
It looked scary on BBC News, which showed an amateur video of the thing rising into the air, its lower part dragging along the ground, and people running in all directions. The artist must have thought he was watching a horror film.
He's been showing this exhibit for 10 years without prior incident. We've got an unusual heatwave in the UK at present (hottest July day for 100 years last week). The best guess so far is that it got so hot inside the inflatable that it started acting like a hot-air balloon, then a gust of wind....

 

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