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Waterwalk Tube

1970  Hannover, Germany
Coauthor: Theo Botschuijver, Sean Wellesley-Miller

Production: Eventstructure Research Group, Amsterdam

This site-specific installation was an inflatable tube made from transparent PVC foil that was floated across the Maschsee Lake in Hannover, connecting its opposite banks. The tube was approximately 250 meters long and 3 meters in diameter.

This air-filled bridge had revolving doors at each end that functioned as airlocks, and its pliable floor was in direct contact with the water surface.

Visitors were able to enter this almost-immaterial structure and cross from one side of the lake to the other, with the inflated membrane of the tube supporting them as they ‘walked on water’.

Exhibition Record

1970/8/29 - 8/30:  Street Art Festival, Hannover, Germany

1972:  Groningen, Netherlands

2004/10/29 - 11/28:  Gonflables!, Lille2004, Le Tripostal, Lille, France