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The Ability to Blow Themselves Up


Since 2005 Seung Yul Oh has been recording people blowing balloons up until they pop.  Entitled The Ability to Blow Themselves Up, the project is about to launch into the realms of live performance  for Made Active: The Chartwell Show, an exhibition featuring works from The Chartwell Collection that opens at Auckland Art Gallery on April 14th.  Yul Oh has enlisted the help of 50 volunteers who, on the show’s opening date, will be stationed throughout the gallery from 3pm blowing up balloons over a 30 minute period.  Live performance is a rare beast at AAG (in fact, this show heralds the first multi-artist performance program presented by the gallery since the 1970s), so be sure to head along if you’re in AK.  The show runs until July 15th.