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Ricardo Jacinto, PT

Mixed media installation exhibited at Manifattura Tabacchi in Rovereto

In this installation Portuguese artist Ricardo Jacinto explored the complexities of the relationship between body and space. The installation was formed by six giant balloons filled with helium and the audience was offered the chance to participate in a rare experiment: hanging from this levitating sphere cluster they could experience their weight diminished by about 35kg.