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

1969/9/17:  Six Events in Amsterdam, Frederiks plein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1971/5/20:  Nieuwmarkt Feesten, Amsterdam, Netherlands