Friday, 27 September 2013

Ark Nova

Is it rude? Is it a vulva? No, it's Ark Nova (2013) designed by Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, a giant balloon made of a coated polyester material. It's the world's first mobile inflatable concert hall - the brainchild of Michael Haefliger, artistic and executive director of the Lucerne Festival - and will tour tsunami-hit areas. Today it stands (floats?) in a park in the northeastern coastal town of Matsushima in the Japanese Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated by the earthquake and 10-meters-high tsunami of 2011. The inaugural concert is today (CLICK).


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