Now just over a week away, Metropolis has revealed its installations for the festival from November 3 – 5th.
As previously announced, The world’s largest mirror ball – 3 storeys high.
- The Andy Warhol Silver Clouds exhibition – Originally installed in New York’s Leo Castelli Gallery in 1966, the balloons were created as a collaboration between Andy Warhol and engineer Billy Klüver. Metropolis received special permission from The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts to host this extraordinary installation, which will feature balloons, like floating metallic pillows, filled with a mixture of helium, nitrogen and ambient air, so they hover at eye level.
- Art collective Labyrinth have produced a projected installation and petition piece in partnership with REPEAL Project. Avril Delaney of Labyrinth says “Since repeal seeks to give a voice to an issue that needs to be heard, we thought it would be interesting to literally project the issue further using a projection installation that will exist as an alternative interpretation of the traditional petition format.” This digital petition will be available to for people to sign, with each signature becoming a part of an audio visual installation, curated in collaboration with Algorithm. Plus, there will be limited edition REPEAL clothing on sale at the RDS for the festival, all the proceeds of which will go to REPEAL Project. Further details will be available on www.repeal.ie this week.
- Algorithim are also designing the stage for the Shelbourne Hall.
- The Do LaB, who were at Metropolis last year and create interactive environments and creative lighting using natural materials, found objects and sustainable resources are back creating a colourful installation which will be suspended from the ceiling of The Industries Hall.
- 10 giant 16 foot daisies, which have previously been on display in Somerset House.
- The Bulmers bespoke bar, created by the street and visual contemporary artist James Earley.
- A 16 foot giant Metropolis ‘M’ at the entrance.
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