Rip Curl Canyon – a cardboard landscape

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I haven’t been to see the Rip Curl Canyon installation at the Rice University Gallery (6100 Main St.) yet, but it looks awesome. This interactive (as in you get to climb on it) piece is made from 14,000 sheets of cardboard and stretches from floor to ceiling.

Architects Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues designed and built the mountainesque landscape in 3 weeks — they will be destroying it after its run at the gallery is complete on October 29th. Really neat stuff – has anyone been to see it yet? I love pieces of temporary art…

Thanks to Justin Hamilton for posting photos to the Houston Metblog Flickr group.

4 Comments so far

  1. Chris Doelle (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    VERY COOL! I am sooo there!


  2. a~lotus (unregistered) on October 8th, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

    i never understand why art like these kinds of installations takes hours of hard work only to be destroyed and taken down again…

    but i like this photo.. cool wave-like effect! maybe i’ll stop by rice to see this! :)


  3. katya (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 8:53 am

    I think that the idea of temporary installations runs along the line that beauty is fleeting in this world and pieces like that remind us that what we appreciate and love today will not always remain with us.

    At least that’s my take on the subject… :)


  4. a~lotus (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 10:00 am

    good point.. yeah, i wish some art can be permanent! apparently, life’s beauty in some things are not always like that…



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