Watch Doug Aitkens' 30-metre-tall mirrored hot air balloon take flight

Our latest captioned movie shows Doug Aitkens’ 30-metre-tall hot air balloon, which features a semi-mirrored body, take flight across the skies of Massachusets.

Called New Horizon, the nomadic installation will pass over several sites in the US state that are managed by the Trustees, which is a non-profit preservation and conservation organisation.

LED lights are hand-sewn throughout the material, which he developed with friends at NASA, and can be choreographed to illuminate in different patterns and colours during the night time.

The balloon will visit and land in several rural locations, activating each one with a programme of talks and performances.

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