Skyplace, a massive bamboo airship by the well-known Munich-based installation artist, Markus Heinsdorff, is slowing taking shape on the front lawn of the Gaya Fusion of the Senses Gallery in the Sayan district of Ubud.
Amazing passing motorists as slowly comes to life above a field of growing rice, the Skyplace is being assembled by local Balinese craftsmen under the supervision of the artist. The final structure, to be on display at Gaya Fusion of the Senses Gallery from 9 September until 20 October 2002, will measure 27 meters long and 5.5 meters high. The transparent, flightless Zeppelin is a study in contradiction between form and function. Inspired by the great German Passenger Ships whose era ended with the horrific crash of the Hindenburg LZ-129 on May 6, 1937 in Lakehurst, New Jersey, the Skyplace at dock in Ubud's hills serves to launch its viewers into dreams of the possibilities of flight.
Watch the Airship Take Shape
Readers of Bali Update and visitors to balidiscovery.com are invited to monitor the construction of the Airship via a live WebCam installed on location.
Gaya Fusion of the Senses Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m..
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