My friend JT told me that a huge red ball would be placed in different part of our city for 7 days.
A red ball? I shook my head. Immediately I thought of a crowd admiring a huge yellow rubber duck a while back. What’s wrong with everyone? It was just a rubber duck or a red ball, can’t you see?
Since there wasn’t much going on around here, I visited the ball on the second day. The ball itself… well… let’s be honest, it was just a red ball. Huge indeed, but other than that, hmm…
However, to my surprise, when you place the red ball in the middle of somewhere, the ball did add something to the total view.
So, I changed my mind (a little bit). Maybe it is okay for us to like the red ball (a little bit).
Time to read about the project, I thought.
On the RedBall project website…
“On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it.” — Kurt Perschke, the artist.
At some other place (forgot where), I learned that this could be viewed as a performing art. It is how people react to the red ball that is important.
It started making sense to me.
This whole experience taught me to have an open mind. I always thought I did have an open mind, but apparently it could be opened up more. To show my sincere apology to everyone who may be offended by my original attitude toward this project, I offer this idea (FREE)… a giant Rubik’s cube next?
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