**UPDATE: Due to unfavorable weather conditions, we must postpone the opening party once again. The wind and rain are preventing us from safely installing Social Helium.
It will now be hosted tomorrow, Oct. 17, from 3 - 5 pm. It is supposed to be 75 degrees, sunny and beautiful! Please be sure to join us for this much anticipated opening!
**Note, event rescheduled for October 16, 2013 due to weather related issues. Stay dry and safe. We'll see you on Wednesday!!
Social Helium is a temporary installation at the University of Texas at Austin. This cloud-like pavilion, formed by an enormous floating curtain (22 feet high), is supported by helium filled balloons. It will be illuminated every evening of the week. Social Helium is fun -- creating a temporary, dramatic and unexpected public space that encourages community gathering.
It will kick off with an opening party from 2 – 4 pm on October 14. You'll have an opportunity to meet the creators, Dan Cheetham of fyoog and Michelle Tarsney, enjoy some eats and check out the enormous installation. To learn more about the project, visit the Kickstarter page at http://kck.st/1bf1yyr.
Social Helium forms part of CURTAINS, a multi-site installation, exhibition, and publication event designed to explore the use of fabrics in contemporary art and architecture - defining and activating spaces indoors and out, billowing overhead as canopies, catching and using wind like sails, creating shade, diffusing light, holding color in their folds, filtering views, absorbing sound, showing the wind, and making theater of the everyday.
The installation and exhibition will take place October 14 - 18, 2013 on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
RSVP encouraged but not required. This is a free event and it's open to the public.