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Project: Summerfugl
Artist: Jason Hackenwerth
Location: Technopark


A graceful dance of rotating, striking shapes made of balloons – surprising and inspiring. The artist created five spiral sculptures, which wind in on themselves and make the flowing, billowing balloons look like butterfly wings as they turn. To create Summerfugl, the artist linked six lines through the space. These are interrupted by single, centrally placed spirals. The spirals are linked so that they can rotate constantly and independently of each other.


Jason Hackwerth lives in Florida and is in demand worldwide for his balloon sculptures. His huge compositions are reminiscent of micro-organisms, insects and the underwater world. He sees the sculptures as givers of hope, joy and inspiration. The viewer actually feels the celebration of the joy of life in his sculptures. His experimental, ephemeral works can already be found on every continent: from Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh to Hong Kong and Mexico.


The Technopark Zurich brings together people from the fields of science, technology and economy in 47,000 m2. It is the leading provider for technology transfer in Switzerland and an important port of call for innovative start-ups that transform knowledge into marketable products and services. Around 300 companies are located In Technopark. Between 1989 and 1993, the Technopark was the first major individual building on the former industrial site of the Escher Wyss. The project triggered the overall planning of the 17-hectare site.

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