If you happen to be walking around Central London this next week don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of a random massive red ball caught in between alley walls or hanging from a bridge. In no way related to Comic Reliefs clown noses, this red ball has no boundaries or limits to what it can do or where it can rest.
The creator and artist behind this ambitious and world travelling project, Kurt Pershke, describes it as an opportunity to challenge the spectators imagination and even have them participate and suggesting potential locations. He says “The larger arc of the project is how each city responds to that invitation and, over time, what the developing story reveals about our individual and cultural imagination”. An alternative type of sculpture, the ball will challenge your perceptions of public space and push your imagination.
After a month of travelling through South England passing through Exeter, Plymouth, and Weymouth the ball has finally rolled into London. Currently sitting at Waterloo Bridge after hanging from the Queens Jubilee Bridge in Southbank, it’s expected to bounce to Covent Garden and potentially the Millennium Bridge in the following days. Blink and you’ll miss it!
27 June: Golden Jubilee Bridge, South Bank
28 June: Waterloo Bridge
29 June: Covent Garden
30 June: Site to be announced
1 July: Riverside Terrace, Southbank Centre
– Walter Ugarkovic