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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, United Kingdom

    1969/09/17 - 09/17

    Six Events in Amsterdam, Frederiksplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1971/05/20 - 05/20

    Nieuwmarkt Feesten, Amsterdam, Netherlands