1969 Amsterdam, Netherlands
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’.