The Big Air Package is Christo’s major first public work since the death of his partner Jeanne- Claude in 2009. The largest ever inflated envelope without a skeleton, the Big Air Package is on view at the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany through December 30, 2013.
The artist typically works in monumental scale, using a site or specific building as a point of departure for a project installation. “In this case, a 90 meter-high inflatable envelope occupies 177,000 cubic meters which are contained within 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric kept together with 4,500 meters of rope. The 5 ton form fills the interior of a former gas tank, amplifying the ethereal quality of the space with diffused light. Christo describes the experience as ‘virtually swimming in light’ as a result of the vast expanses of fabric.” (via Designboom)