Kurt PERSCHKE'S Redball project makes UK debut.

Kurt PERSCHKE'S Redball project makes UK debut.
May 19, 2010 - Artist Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project makes its UK debut in Norwich as part of the 2010 Norfolk & Norwich Festival from May 7th-22nd just after its travel to Taipei, Taiwan last month. The RedBall Project is an ongoing site-specific installation that has traveled the cities around the world from Sydney to St. Louis, Barcelona to Toronto, Chicago to Taipei. This 15 x 15-foot inflatable piece gets squished into alleyways, wedged into thoroughfares, and pinned beneath bridges to offer city-dwellers a unique glimpse into everyday spaces suddenly made special.

RedBall's travel through the city of Taipei, Taiwan where it appeared at locations including The National Theatre at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Cinema Park, and MOCA. Past sites for RedBall: Norwich include Norwich Railway Station, York Alley, Pull's Ferry, Norwich Fire Station, and Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts. Upcoming RedBall: Norwich sites include Norwich Castle, St. Gregory's Alley, and the Erpingham Gate at Norwich Cathedral.

The RedBall Project has generated enormous public and media attention worldwide throughout its travels, issuing passersby an irresistible invitation to imagine where they might put it in their own city. The visceral engagement with the piece is fundamental to the experience of it within its context: " (Perschke) draws upon the already rich and full context of the city in which the ball is sited, not remolding it, but rather interacting and playing with it. In our experience of this work we find the spaces of the city and, in the tradition of Duchamp, we play a role." Art Outside In, Inside Out, Mary Jane Jacob

To learn more about RedBall Project, please visit www.redballproject.com.

About the artist
Kurt Perschke's public projects have earned him a national award from the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network. Perschke has worked with Contemporary Art Museums in Barcelona and St. Louis and participated in the Busan Biennale. His work is in institutional and private collections throughout the United States. Having lived in St. Louis, Vienna, Egypt, the Virgin Islands and his native city, Chicago, Perschke is currently based in New York City.

Photo (c) Kurt Perschke.  Pull's Ferry, Norwich (above), MOCA, Taipei (below)

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