16 Aug 2015

Shanti Freed - Inflatable Art

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 16 August 2015

...a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour.

A gigantic inflatable artwork has been unveiled in New Plymouth as part of the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

More than a hundred square meters in size the ‘Exxopolis’ is a network of winding tubes and soaring domes.

The experience of standing inside has been compared to going inside a cathedral or a mosque, or an artery or spaceship.

Wallace speaks to Shanti Freed, the exhibition manager for Architects of Air.

Exxopolis will be on display at four different festivals