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Cloud City forced to close early

The commissioned visual arts installation of leading contemporary artist Tomas Saraceno’s Cloud City has been forced to close early due to technical fault of the work.

While the Perth Festival is a proud commissioner of new, experimental work, there is risk associated with such cutting-edge prototypes. The helium-filled modules, made of two layers – an outer skin and an internal bladder – gave way in the face of a strong easterly wind at Perth’s Langley Park. The exact circumstances of the technical fault are still under examination.

The Perth Festival deeply regrets the Perth audience will no longer be able to experience this beautiful but ultimately ephemeral work.