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

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

Only (#377), Dino Park, Chișinău, Dino Park, Moldova, Silence Was Golden, gold balloons

Intro

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.

Get in touch if you like to be involved.

See you in 2019!

Kazakhstan

Sea (#348), Astana International Airport, Astana

Walk (#370), Zenkov Cathedral in Panfilov Park, Almaty

Fan (#373), Bayterek Tower, Astana

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This city has never appeared on any official maps – Nadav Kander

This city has never appeared on any official maps – Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander - The Polygon Nuclear Test Site I (after the event), Kazakhstan, 2011
Nadav KanderThe Polygon Nuclear Test Site I (after the event), Kazakhstan, 2011

Introduction

If it were possible to take a picture of the entire earth’s surface, the mosaic of human co-existence would be a sight to behold. Some areas are military grounds, mining cities or tourist destinations while others are education hubs just to mention a few. It is hard to appreciate that in the midst of all that are secrets as deep as the mystery of death. In the Dust series, as created by Nadav Kander’s, images of crows illuminated against the light of the moon in the darkness symbolizes how difficult it is to hide the truth. These images appear in the first three spreads, perhaps to prepare one’s mind to the secrets about to be uncovered.

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