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A British artist created a full size inflatable replica of one of the world’s most famous monuments, Stonehenge. The inflatable model was revealed in Hong Kong this past April as a part of the Mobile M+: Inflation! event.
Named Sacrilege, the giant custom inflatable was created by Jeremy Deller. At the event in Hong Kong it was shown alongside five other inflatable sculptures by local and international artists. Alongside the other five works of art, Sacrilege took advantage of the promenade on West Kowloon with an iconic view over Victoria Harbor.
Deller’s piece includes inflatable moss covered slabs at over 7m high and a 35m wide fake green base. Guests can jump, bounce, and explore the whole thing, giving people a very hands-on experience. The inflatable Stonehenge brought back to life one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments and sites of cultural significance. Monumental artworks of this scale have never been presented alongside one another Hong Kong, making Mobile M+: inflation! the largest contemporary art exhibitions in the city to date.
It was the event’s goal to foster interaction between the guests and the large-scale inflatable structures. Several of the works that were on display were derived from everyday objects that were inflated to outsized proportions as a way of rendering the familiar as unfamiliar, more tangible, and touchable than ever before.