Friday, March 27, 2015

the ball in imagination - Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000 Moma Exhibition
vintage circus tricks, planets and moons

Balls in space - Quito, Equador
ilovebrucewillis.tumblr - ernesto neto installation art - "This is one of nine wall hangings, all on astronomical themes, that were among many produced by the Working Men's Educational Union in the 1850s."
jacindarussellart.blogspot - John Baldessari, Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Attempts), 1973

balls + technology - Panoramic Camera Ball. Throw it up in the air, and when it reaches its peak, it takes a picture out of each of its 36 camera's, and you can go onto a computer to view the panoramic picture you just took. - Bouncy Balls - balls on the screen react to sound. The louder the sound, the higher the balls bounce.
ultraportabletech.comThese soccer balls store kinetic energy during play for later use.

having a ball

nodularity tumblr
The 1st Slam Dunk Champ - Phoenix Suns' Larry Nance
American Bandstand, 1960’s updownsmilefrown.tumblr.

Ball Play

by alex quisite
Kids Activities Blog: Painting with balls
Running after shadows. Creating something out of nothing. Merely playing together. Photo by Jashim Salam (Bangladesh 2012)
Osaka Takashimaya
Some interactive art projects from around the world related to play and balls: Research for The Ball Room
POD (by UK artists Alison Ballard and Mike Blow) is an interactive sound installation that allows viewers to experience the physical life of sound waves through the skins of two, six-foot-tall inflatable spheres.
The RedBall Project by Kurt Perschke
Red Paper Heart art studio filled a full sized swimming pool with 65000 ping pong balls.
"It is a child's playground, constructed for adults. This weekend Tate Modern is recreating its 1971 installation Bodyspacemotionthings, which was shut after four days because, newspapers reported, visitors "went bloody mad" and began "jumping and screaming" around the exhibit." (Article in London Evening Standard)
teamLAB, Interactive Installation, Large balls that change color and sound with touch. Contemporary Art at Hong Kong Arts Centre.


The ballroom in its opulence and space. Height above our hearts gives room to move.
Master Ballroom at Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia
The ballroom at Bath Assembly Rooms

UNICEF said; "The beloved soccer ball is an instant symbol of friendship and play."