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Cushion

1969 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coauthors: Jeffrey Shaw, Theo Botschuijver, Sean Wellesley-Miller

Production: Eventstructure Research Group, Amsterdam

The Cushion was one of many inflatable ‘event structures’ that were conceived of as provocative sculptural interventions within the everyday urban environment.

Placed on a street in Amsterdam, where it blocked traffic, this gigantic, soft pillow provided both a ludic spectacle and inducement for the onlookers to participate. Such an artwork is not so much about the making of an object, but more the shaping of an event and a public ‘situation of opportunity’.

Exhibition Record

1969 : Camden Arts festival, London, England

1969/09/17 - 09/17 : Six Events in Amsterdam, Frederiksplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1971/05/20 - 05/20 : Nieuwmarkt Feesten, Amsterdam, Netherlands