FIGat7th & Wells Fargo Center
Artist Jason Hackenwerth transforms common materials into a spectacle to be experienced. His medium of choice is the latex balloon, inflating hundreds at a time and stringing them together in unusual forms and pre-determined color patterns to create sculptures resembling animals, insects, aliens, or other colorful products of your imagination. His playful works have been exhibited internationally at a number of famous institutions and fairs including the Guggenheim, Scotland Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Venice Biennale, and Art Basel, Miami.
For the installation Animal Soul, Arts Brookfield has commissioned Hackenwerth to create three large-scale, internally lit, inflated sculptures based on his famous balloon designs. These sculptures tower over the viewer at 20 to 30 feet high and will be on view for nine days in downtown LA this Summer. Hackenwerth will also create two wearable sculptures made entirely of sewn balloons. These sculptures double as costumes and come to life when donned by dancers that navigate our ordinary world in their brightly hued balloon skin.
Animal Soul will sweep you into a fantastical world of giant, colorful, friendly creatures inspired as much by the magical, light-hearted persona of balloons as by the otherworldly creatures that exist within every imagination. Experience this installation from July 14 – July 22, 12 – 10 pm daily at FIGat7th and Wells Fargo Center in downtown Los Angeles and let your creativity run wild!
FREE PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, July 14: Show-Your-Spirit-Animal Quiet Clubbing Party
Get into spirit animal mode as we celebrate the fantastical creatures from the imagination of celebrated artist Jason Hackenwerth. Dance among the large scale, internally lit sculptures of his latest installation at FIGat7th Plaza and check out his whimsical wearable sculptures fabricated out of balloons as they bounce to the beat of our Quiet Clubbing DJs.
July 17 – 19: Hoppy Mite Selfie Station
Take a selfie with the Hoppy Mite, an interactive artwork made of latex balloons by artist Jason Hackenwerth. The Hoppy Mite Selfie Station will be active every workday during lunch within the various lobbies and public plazas of Los Angeles Brookfield Properties. Visitors can climb inside the sculpture, snap a silly photo, and share on social media with the following hashtags: #AnimalSoul #JasonHackenwerth #ArtsBrookfield
Find the location nearest you and get creative!
July 20 & 21: Wearables at the Farmers Market!
Hackenwerth created two wearable sculptures made entirely of sewn balloons. These sculptures double as costumes and come to life when donned by dancers that navigate our ordinary world in their brightly hued balloon skin. To close out the show, they will be out and about at the Farmers Market on July 20 at FIGat7th Plaza from 11 am to 2 pm and the Farmers Market on July 21 at Bank of America Plaza from 12 to 2 pm.
They won’t last for long to catch them while you can!