11.08.15 by Jeff

Cai Guo-Qiang’s Dazzling 1,650ft “Sky Ladder” Made of Fireworks Climbs into the Heavens

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Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, known for his use of gun powder to create art, recently used a whole lot of it pay tribute to his grandmother’s 100th birthday with a stunning art piece, “Sky Ladder”. The pyrotechnic art piece lit up the sky above Quanzhou, south-eastern China on Monday, utilizing fireworks and a giant balloon to create the effect of a fiery ladder building itself 1,650 ft up into the sky.

According to Yahoo News, this was the artist’s third attempt, following a failed attempt in 1994, and a postonment in 2001 due to the events of 9/11. Originally from Quanzhou, the artist now lives and works in New York. Watch the dazzling video below!

 

firework-sky-ladder-09Image via Cai Guo-Qiang

 

firework-sky-ladder-05Image via Dailymail.co.uk

 

firework-sky-ladder-06Image via Dailymail.co.uk

 

firework-sky-ladder-04Image via Dailymail.co.uk

firework-sky-ladder-07Image via Dailymail.co.uk

firework-sky-ladder-08Image via Dailymail.co.uk













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • .::Psyched Blog::.

    Impressive

  • Suzanne Werman Oakley

    very cool!





24.05.17 by Jeff

Director Jordan Peele’s Alternate Ending to “Get Out” (Leaked Video Clip)

Spoiler Alert: Do not click below if you haven’t seen “Get Out” yet! I wasn’t completely mind-blown by this movie but I really enjoyed it and I’m excited to see what director Jordan Peele makes next (apparently his next “social thriller” is slated for 2019). I don’t want to say too much but I thought the end of the film was unexpected and satisfying. Now an alternate version has leaked and it’s interesting because it’s also not what I thought was going to happen. Watch the full clip below.

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Carlo Cane

A selection of new work by Italian artist Carlo Cane (previously featured here). See more images below. Read More

24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jeroen Erosie

Recent work by Dutch artist Jeroen Erosie (previously featured here). See more images below.

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24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Noel Badges Pugh

Love the line work in these drawings by artist Noel Badges Pugh. See more images below.

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