Christo vuelve con "Big Air Package", una instalación inflable en el Gasómetro Oberhausen

Christo is back in Germany with an epic new installation at the Gasometer Oberhausen. The heavenly white air pocket and walk-in installation "Big Air Package" is the largest indoor sculpture ever created.

At 90 meters (295 feet) tall, "Big Air Package" occupies the entire internal expanse of the Gasometer Oberhausen - a former industrial gas tank turned events space and exhibition hall. It's also Christo's first project without his creative collaborator and wife Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009).

Workers securing the fabric dome appear Lilliputian; such is the monumental scale of Christo's design. "Big Air Package" is made from 20,000 square meters (215,000 square feet) of fabric and weighs in at 5.3 tons. Christo and Jeanne-Claude first had the idea for an air sculpture with their work "Air Package," produced for the documenta IV art exhibition in Kassel in 1968.

The sculpture was completed three weeks before the official unveiling on March 16. Christo said that he was "totally overwhelmed" by his own work. Photographer and project manager Wolfgang Volz has been working with Christo for 42 years. "It feels like being in a heavenly chamber," he told of his "Big Air Package" experience

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