Sculpting the Winds of Change | Doron Gazit

Doron Gazit’s life was changed by a twisty balloon. What is it about this very simple object: shape, color, and air that inspires joyful smiles? His inflated Windtubes dance through the Olympics, Super Bowls, Burning Man, across 6 continents, and now rise for climate awareness. Twisty balloon, anyone?

Doron Gazit, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, will match your awe equally for his work with its scale. His choice of materials and settings reference the interface of nature, technology, and industry with a modern sensibility and playfulness. Gazit has installed a large number of environmental pieces throughout the world, Santa Monica Beach in California, Tokyo, Mexicali, Alaska, and Dubai. Gazit considers these temporary installations literal extensions of the act of drawing “lines.” His method of intervention brings the landscape into focus. He installs inflatables as ecological mega-drawings on devastated environments worldwide, in order to draw attention to our fragile planet before it’s too late. Doron is now concentrating on the Red Line Project (a metaphor for a blood vein) that he carries between locations around the world devastated by climate crisis and man’s misuse of the environment. He draws choreographed elegance with expansive imagination.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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