A Gigantic Outdoor Disco Ball By Michel De Broin

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This is a huge disco ball.  The hugest, actually.  Michel De Broin‘s newest site specific installation One Thousand Speculations was created for Toronoto’s Luminato Festival.  The piece consists of disco ball over 25 feet in diameter hoisted 80 feet into the air, spun and spotlit each night of the festival.  The ‘thousand’ of the piece’s title likely refers to the ball’s mirrors – a thousand of which reflect on David Pecaut Square below.  Each of the individual mirrors reflect a large swath of light that travels over the yards and buildings each evening.  The surrounds, perhaps unavoidably, seem to feel just a little more lighthearted.

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Disco Ball Destruction And More From Alejandro Almanza Pereda

The work of Alejandro Almanza Pereda is colored with a dark sort of humor.  While his installations are typically built of ordinary objects and materials, they are arranged with a near morbid wit.  In a way, Pereda’s work gives boringly safe everyday situations a sense of impending danger.  For example the last piece featured in this post is composed of what appears to be a section of the side of the ubiquitous high-rise building.  They’re the heavy price tagged windows of a luxury loft sans room or even people to enjoy the view.  The piece is aptly titled No Room With a View.

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