Friday 27 March 2009

End of Dreamspace

Maurice Agis, the creator of Dreamspace, has been fined £10,000 for health and safety breaches which contributed to the deaths of two women. BBC News has posted a video of Dreamspace taking off in a freak gust of wind in July 2006, causing the two victims to fall to their deaths (title link). Brouhaha International and Chester-Le-Street District Council were also fined. Mr Agis vowed that Dreamspace will never be used again. If something as apparently safe as an oversized bouncy castle can become a killer, perhaps it's time to insist that sculptors who create massive public artworks should hold degrees in engineering!


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