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FriendsWithYou -Rainbow City Miami

December 10, 2010

I had one day of freedom to do non-art things but I found myself still doing them. I knew that FriendsWithYou had an installation in the design district, so I wandered over. This is how they describe it and how it was:

“…forty piece environmental installation addressing the potency of interaction, ritual, and play. Originally commissioned by Luminato Festival of the Arts in Toronto and inspired by Holi, a festival effectuated by Hindu followers throwing brightly colored water and powder at each other, FriendsWithYou presents a vibrant collection of mutable, air- filled sculptures. Fabricated from intensely colored and receptive materials, the installation encourages visitors to be active and explore, subsequently inventing their own ritual. The individual structures are simple, minimal forms that borrow aesthetics from toy- like geometry and design and tower over guests, as each element’s height ranges from ten to forty feet. By dwarfing the audience, the totemic pieces trigger a sense of reverence, similar to the visual of a monolithic monument. During interaction, the inflated sculptures “embrace” visitors, while repetitive sound elements further enhance the sensory experience.”
FriendsWithYou RainbowCity Miami
FriendsWithYou RainbowCity Miami
FriendsWithYou RainbowCity Miami
FriendsWithYou Rainbow City Miami
FriendsWithYou Rainbow City Miami

Of course as the day went on I became slightly obsessed with this installation so, I had to get involved too. You should never lose your childhood innocence.

FriendsWithYou Rainbow City me

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