Thursday, 8 November 2012

Plastic Clouds


This amazing cloud jungle gym is actually a fancy-schmancy art installation.  The installation comes from the unique mind of Tom├ís Saraceno and is being exhibited in Milan’s HangarBicocca.
The installation is titled On Space Time Foam and is constructed from super-strong reinforced plastic and hangs 72 feet above the ground.  It has been compared to layer cake since there are three different levels of plastic you can bounce on.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Everyone is invited to enjoy 15 minutes in the plastic cloud.  However, they do suggest you follow a few “guidelines.”
On Space Time Foam is always accessible and viewable from the ground floorReservations for the access to upper floors are accepted only at HangarBicocca and only for the same day of the visit. Reservations by phone and e-mail are not accepted. Please do bring your identity card (with photo) in order to complete your reservation. 
VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 CANNOT ACCESS THE UPPER FLOORS AND ENTER THE LAYERS
We recommend that you do not access the upper floors and layers if you
  • have a heart or respiratory condition;
  • are pregnant;
  • have a history of epileptic or other seizures;
  • have impaired mobility or back, limb, or joint injuries;
  • suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights), vertigo (dizziness), or claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces);
  • weigh more than 100 kg;
  • have a physical disability.
TO ALLOW ALL VISITORS TO EXPERIENCE ON SPACE TIME FOAM WE ASK THAT YOU STAY A MAXIMUM TIME OF 15 MIN (10 PEOPLE EVERY 15 MINUTES). LAST ENTRANCE AT 9.45pm