Public Delivery goes East: Golden balloons in Central Asia & beyond


We are closing off 2018 with a selection of recent performances from our Silence Was Golden project. These golden balloons were blown up loosely around the Silk Road, including some of the most remote locations in Central Asia, such as the desert of Turkmenistan and other rugged and sparsely populated spots in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Up until now, Silence Was Golden was performed 382 times in 288 cities in 95 countries.

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See you in 2019!


Golden balloons in Kazakhstan, Astana - Sea (#348)

Sea (#348), Astana International Airport, Astana
Golden balloons in Kazakhstan, Almaty - Walk (#370)

Walk (#370), Zenkov Cathedral in Panfilov Park, Almaty
Golden balloons in Kazakhstan, Astana - Fan

Fan (#373), Bayterek Tower, Astana


Uzbekistan, Xiva - Silk (#361), Silence Was Golden, gold balloons
Silk (#361), Kalta Minor, Xiva, Uzbekistan
Golden balloons in Uzbekistan, Buxoro - Road (#362)

Road (#362), Poi Kalon, Buxoro
Golden balloons in Uzbekistan, Samarkand - Fairy (#363)

Fairy (#363), Registan, Samarqand


Golden balloons in Tajikistan, Sarigon - Wild (#369)

Wild (#369), Sarigon


Golden balloons in Kyrgyzstan, Tosor - Wow (#367)

Wow (#367), Skazka Canyon, Tosor, Issyk-Kul
Golden balloons in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek - Out (#366)

Out (#366), Western Bus Station, Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan, Töö Ashuu - 2018 (#365)
2018 (#365), Töö Ashuu pass, Kyrgyzstan


Golden balloons in Islamabad, Pakistan - Respect #311 at Fatima Jinnah Park

Respect, Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad
Golden balloons in Islamabad, Pakistan - Trees at Fatima Jinnah Park

Trees (#353), Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad


Romania, Bucharest - Sport (#376), Silence Was Golden, gold balloons
Sport, (#376), Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest
Joyful (#339), Constanța Casino, Constanța


Half (#368), Musaler Restaurant, Yerevan


Golden balloons in Turkmenistan, Yerbent - I Am (#360)

I am (#360), Desert in Yerbent, Ahal


Golden balloons in Moldova, Chișinău - Only at Dino Park

Only (#377), Dino Park, Chișinău

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