Posted in Arts, Occupy, Photographs, Space, tagged Art, Big Air Package, Christo and Jeannne-Claude, Gasometer, Germany, Oberhausen, Photography, Video on August 14, 2013 |
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Big Air Package, an indoor installation for the Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, was conceived in 2010 and is on view from March 16 to December 30, 2013. 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters, the work of art is the largest ever inflated envelope without a skeleton.
For more images related to Big Air Package and other projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, visit photographer Wolfgang Volz’s agency.
If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com (for inquiries in English and German). You can also contact Thomas Machoczek at the Gasometer Oberhausen by either e-mail or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 (208) 8503735.
And this is not the first time Christo has worked in this particular gasometer having once filled it with 13,000 coloured oil drums.
He is one of the greatest artists of our time, barely understood, yet he has made us think about places and spaces in different ways than anyone else ever has.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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Here is a remarkable photography project using garbage dumpsters as pinhole cameras. The city of Hamburg has allowed it’s trash collectors to drill small holes into these portable bins that are loaded with large sheets of light sensitive paper. And the results are often quite stunning!
From their Flickr page -
Hamburg´s garbagemen portrait their city in the Trashcam Project – with their garbage containers. Standard 1.100 litre containers are transformed to giant pinhole cameras. With these cameras the binmen take pictures of their favourite places to show the beauty and the changes of the city they keep clean every day.
The Trashcam Project was developed by Christoph Blaschke, Mirko Derpmann, Scholz & Friends Berlin and the Hamburg sanitation department. Special thanks to Hamburg based photographer Matthias Hewing (www.matthiashewing.de/) for his professional advice and the challenging lab work with the giant negatives.
The Speicherstadt in Hamburg photographed with a garbage container by
Hans-Dieter Braatz, Christoph Blaschke and Mirko Derpmann. Shot on a 106×80 cm sheet of ilford multigrade with an hour exposure time.
The skyline of the Hafencity in Hamburg photographed with a pinhole garbage container by garbageman Hans-Peter Strahl, Christoph Blaschke and Mirko Derpmann. Shot on a 106×80 cm sheet of ilford multigrade with six minutes exposure time.
Garbageman Roland Wilhelm takes a picture of himself and his trashcam with a second trashcam. Photographed with a pinhole garbage container by Roland Wilhelm, Christoph Blaschke and Mirko Derpmann at the site of Hamburg´s wase collecting service. Shot on a 106×80 cm sheet of ilford multigrade with six minutes exposure time. Please show some respect for Rolands fantastic ability to not move.
The Marco Polo Tower photographed with a 1.100 litre garbage container by Michael Pfohlmann, Christoph Blaschke and Mirko Derpmann. Shot on Ilford Multigrade with 10 minutes exposure time.
And here is a video, in German, explaining the project.
Trashcam Project Flickr Page
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