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2009-2010

HOT AIR Inflation

10/05/09
Palmer Field

HOT AIR is being moved from Oct. 2 to its rain date, Monday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

HOT AIR is the temporary installation of a large inflatable, inhabitable monument in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the overthrow of the Romanian government. It is set to be inflated at Palmer Field on U-M central campus on October 2, 2009 from 3:30 to 6pm. The monument is a celebration - a making of an object, space, and series of events - inspired by the improbable and infectious spirit of the ‘89 uprising that changed the course of history. The lasting legacy, and subject of HOT AIR’s memorialization, is the optimistic possibility that emerges from collective action and volatile reformations. HOT AIR is constructed of heat sealed polyethylene plastic sheeting, anchored, and inflated with a small fan. It will be erected and remain open throughout the duration of the American Romanian Music Festival: Nov 3-7, 2009. It will be a venue for visitation by the public, small concerts, planned talks, and impromptu events. Schedules and updates for the events will be announced via traditional media, social network sites, and text messaging networks. Anca Trandafirescu is the designer of HOT AIR. She is an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and a partner in area.architecture. Learn more about HOT AIR at http://hotair2009.blogspot.com/


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