Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno's exhibition "Lighter than Air" recently closed at the University of Houston's Blaffer Museum of Art. It was an impressive display of lightness, tension and archtectural concepts based on sustainability. It also looked terrific--Saraceno's transparent spheres seemed to float in the space, tethered to the walls, floor and ceiling with elastic rope. Many works utilized iridescent foil, which gave the spheres the colorful appearance of soap bubbles. Art Attack recently came across this video made in 2007, when Saraceno launched a giant iridescent solar dome at a park in England. At first the experiment looks like a complicated game of "parachute," but soon the gigantic bubble is inflated and rippling with color, looking like the galactic-bubble-womb from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
According to the credits, it was inspired by the dome created by Dominic Michaelis in 1975 for the film Hu-Man.
Check out another video after the jump.