GOING BALLISTIC - 15 FOOT RED BALL ARTIST
This is the crazy art project that is going ballistic - placing a huge squishy 15ft red ball into tight spaces.The inflatable vinyl ball goes across the world, squeezing into alleyways, bus shelters, bridge arches and underpasses to the curiosity of passers by. The brainchild of New York artist Kurt Perschke, he first set the ball rolling in 2001 by inviting suggestions of where to place the big red blob. Millions have now viewed it in Barcelona, St. Louis, Portland, Arizona, Chicago, Toronto, Taipei and Abu Dhabi.Its stunned people on the streets of Norwich after it was squeezed into the citys narrow medieval streets and passageways - including two schoolboys who attempted to hurl themselves at it. Kurt says the ball has fascinated the imaginations of children and adults who still suggest locations to place the ball when it arrives in their city or town.