Maybe you have seen a big red ball intrude your town recently? If so you are one of the lucky ones to have caught New York artist, Kurt Perschke‘s famous RedBall project! Kurt Perschke has recently brought his massive inflatable red ball to the UK and a total of 20 sites around the country. After watching an unbelievable time-lapse and documentary on Kurt Perschke’s RedBall made by filmmaker Danny Cooke, we got a quick q/a in with Kurt Pershke (read below the video) and we plan to follow this project and hopefully witness it eventually ourselves.
What is your favorite reaction you have ever seen to the Redball? There have been many many over the top reactions, costumes, toys, things I wouldn’t go into. For me the most interesting is the businessman in Barcelona who reached behind his back to touch it so no one would see as he walked by. In every city their is a version of that, a kind of imposed restriction that suddenly seems odd next to RedBall. Of course for most people its simply joy.
What is your favorite street art? I’m a 3D guy, so for me its temporary sculpture.
What city did the RedBall project fit in best? The best places are engaged, ready & playful. Sometimes a town can rock harder than a city, it’s about willingness.
Why is the ball red? I drew it red. Red is a color of energy, play & love. how can you beat that?
For more on the RedBall Project visit Kurt’s website here.