Artist Ties Herself to 20,000 Helium-Filled Balloons, Floating In Mid-Air For 48 Hours

Submitted by: fancylad 2 months ago in Entertainment


Reporter Mark Reddie catches up with British Artist Noemi Lakmaier as she attempts to lift her immobilized body off the ground using 20,000 helium balloons at the Sydney Opera House. But is it art?
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Male 1,453
Art would be the splat she made when all the balloons popped and she was outside at 30,000 feet.
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Male 402
It's only art if her govt subsidized it.
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Male 3,671
 But is it art? Not really, since a drunk in a lawn chair did this decades ago, and the Mythbusters confirmed it.
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Male 1,223
kalron27 I'm not saying this is or isn't art but things like this does always raise the question "What is art?". The fact that someone did something similar before doesn't mean this isn't art.  The fact that she has been bound to a wheel chair for her entire life puts another meaning on it.  I think if it's something that, when you witness it live, if it sparks an emotion or a new thought; there might be an argument that it is art.
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Male 3,671
lockner01

"The fact that she has been bound to a wheel chair for her entire life puts another meaning on it"

Totally true.  I was just talking from the mentality of my professors\critique asshats from art school.  Has she been on a plane?  An automobile?  Hell her own wheelchair is a miracle of design for someone who is immobile.

But I digress.  The emotional experience is well noted and truly where art comes fome.

Then again, there is also this option:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63BHxqJUOvw

Is that art?  Well yes...everything is Art, from a certain perspective.


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Male 5,214
Oh, come on now! This is totally for wussies. She needed to do this outdoors, with a BB gun at her side for when she wanted to come back down to Earth. Go big or go home, lady!  *plllthhhhhhh*  (That was Squrlz's attempt at a Bronx cheer.)
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Male 705
squrlz4ever But she is handicapped.
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Male 5,214
fuad119 I missed that part. O.O  Lemme rethink this....
BOOOOO! Just re-watched the whole video and so far as I heard her state, her only handicap is she wears eyeglasses. ~eyeroll~ No no no: I'm still not liking this lady's approach at all.
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Male 402
squrlz4ever You would only need six balloons and an armfull of acorns!
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Male 5,214
dkm458 ~thinking~ Yes... yes... there are possibilities here, wonderful possibilities.
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Male 3,671
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Male 5,214
kalron27 There you go. That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
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Male 756
NO! It is not art.

But it probably is a 6-8 year olds' dream!


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