Olivier writes - This project builds on a previous piece entitled “Suspension Bridge, the passage” a model of floating bridge in the
exhibition space, attached
to helium balloons, thus taking literally the term “suspension bridge “.
I like the idea that an object is supposed to connect two mobile space,
questioning its usefulness. This bridge, floating symbol of all
relationships, embodies the space surrounding its slight movements
caused by our air movement.
For Tatton Park Biennial dedicated to flight, I wanted to start
from the idea of “hanging bridge” for its evocative and poetic
potential, but taking into account the constraints from the outside: the
obligation to be securely stowed. So I reversed, with three large
helium balloons, the curvature of a rope bridge suspended over a body of
The bridge built to scale 1 is potentially usable. It is theoretically capable of supporting the weight of a person.
Thanks Spencer Byles