KA BOOM! site-specific installation - CODAworx

KA BOOM! site-specific installation

Submitted by Lang Ea

0

Client: private

Location: Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Artist

Lang ea

curator

Chiara Isadora Artico

IoDeposito ngo

Overview

KA BOOM! was a site-specific installation Artwork commissioned for B#Side the River Festival 2022 -Gradisca d’Isonzo – Italy
600+ hand made, red acrylic wool pom poms;
size: 30 -60 meters diameter (177.2 x 2362.2 x 2362.2 inches)
previous installations:
Sculpture on the gulf 2022 -Auckland, New Zealand
Sculpture at scenic world 2016 -Sydney; Australia

Ka Boom! is a universal narrative portraying the Red colour of war
Red for the battles
Red for the blood
and Red for the blossoming of new life during times of peace
Ka Boom! speaks to every one of us, the narrative commands attention
what it has to say is current, not just about the past
as war atrocities continue to manifest throughout our lives and landscape.

Goals

KA BOOM! was a site-specific installation Artwork commissioned for B#Side the River Festival 2022 -Gradisca d’Isonzo - Italy

Additional Information

On the surface, the installation portrays a naive, playful, and cheerful narrative. However, the red signals a dark and complex history of global violence, referencing pop Art and comic book illustrations, and using everyday craft materials, Ea invites a playful engagement with her work but ultimately forestalls it and urges viewers toward deeper reflection on what it is to live in the face and wake of war. The work’s stillness, poised within the tree branches as if caught in a spider’s web, is refreshing as we see global powers rushing headlong into war at enormous psychological, spiritual, and cultural costs. Ea offers an artistic armistice, hushing the clamors of conflict, she creates a moment of fraught beauty that renders those costs so apparent and so essential to protect.