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Interactive Giant Red Ball

Rosa Parks Circle in Michigan

Artist Kurt Perschke has embarked on an international journey that brings a childlike joy to all who encounter his work. The Chicago-born artist's RedBall Project is simple in theory – place a giant, inflatable red sphere in public spaces. The ball stands out and is easy to spot, even in a busy, crowded street. What's remarkable about this traveling public art project is the innate ability it has to invite pedestrians to interact with it and the curious areas it pops up in.

Having taken the installation across the world from Abu Dhabi to his native city of Chicago, Perschke's interactive art piece has spawned new works of art in others' photography. We've decided to share a few of our favorites from the project's Flickr pool and some images from its most recent trip to Abu Dhabi. Be sure to keep up with the project on its website.

First photo credit: grdadof3

Urban Park in Abu Dhabi

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Calder's Flamingo in Chicago

Kenneth Spencer

Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi

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Corniche West in Abu Dhabi

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Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi

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St. Peter Mancroft in Norwich, Norfolk, England

Leo Reynolds

St. Peter Mancroft in Norwich

Leo Reynolds

Erpingham Gate at Norwich Cathedral

Leo Reynolds

Pull's Ferry in Norwich

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Al Jahili Fort in Abu Dhabi

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Al Jahili Fort in Abu Dhabi

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at University of East Anglia in Norwich

Leo Reynolds

LaSalle Street Bridge in Chicago

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St. Gregory's Alley in Norwich

Ian ‘Harry' Harris

Norwich, Norfolk, England

Personnel People

Norwich, Norfolk, England

Personnel People

Corniche West in Abu Dhabi

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Elm Street Alley in Toronto

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Erpingham Gate at Norwich Cathedral

Rob Andrews

North Chapelfields in Norwich

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RedBall Project's website and Flickr Group Pool

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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