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.

The Ability to Blow Themselves Up