Balloon Skies

Design Team: Michael Frederick, James Diewald, Jon Ford

Black Rock Desert, Nevada : 2010
Burning Man 2011
Set in the desert this array of fourteen weather balloons suspends a gravity defying cloud of lights. The floating LED matrix dances across the desert sky its illumination responding in sync to thermal imagine cameras focused on the crowds below. The intricate dance between the people below and the cloud of lights dancing above energizes the event and keeps the party lively well into the morning.


Man of War Jellyfish |  Rain Cloud Toy

Aerial of Weather Balloon Sculpture  

Desert Section  

Thermal Imaging