Air Vision New York (USA) 1994
This project was not realized
The temporary injection of a new and unusual element into our customary environment has an enduring effect. The spectators now view the bridge in a different way. The temporary injection of a new and unusual element into our customary environment has an enduring effect. The spectators now view the bridge in a different way. Highlighting and enhancing the famous Brooklyn Bridge, AIR VISION will be a surprise to New Yorkers and visitors alike. It is an unusual, colorful and dynamic wind sculpture, which will immediately appeal to the spectator. People will love AIR VISION!
Good News! - ... and Bad News ...Let’s spread the good news first: We are proud to announce that we had previously found a major sponsor for AIR VISION. This is a great success for the ArtVoice team. It confirms our vision that international art projects of this dimension can be successfully combined with the marketing interests of a corporate sponsor. And now, on to the bad news: We were unable to finalize our project due to administrative delays. However, we enjoyed the experience of liaising with the City authorities. We have proved that a project of this kind is technically feasible from an engineering point of view. With the combination of a distinctive bridge and the right corporate partner, this project can make an unforgettable impression for years to come. Let’s hope that the Big Apple and other major cities are soon ready for Philipp’s AirVision!
Materials and technical data:
AIR VISION material: manmade sailcloth, windproof, lightweight
Colors: red and yellow
Banner length: 3.5m – 33m / 11 – 66 ft
Banner width: 1 m / 3 ft
Total length of installation: 500 m / 1500 ft
Carrying cable: Parafil rope, comparable to steel cable (at 13% of the steel cable weight)
Total carrying cable length: 1160 m / 3500 ft
Diameter of carrying cable: 2 2/3”
Weight of carrying cable: 2500 kg / 5000 pounds