17 dec. 2011

Black ceremony

"At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar this week, 
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on his largest "explosion event" of the
last three years, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form 
incredible designs and patterns. The video we've embedded of the event 
is an impressive testament to how a volatile black powder explosion
can be controlled and shaped by computer. Each set of
explosions was calculated to paint a different picture. 
One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that 
looked like "drops of ink splattered across the sky." 
In another, 8,300 shells embedded with computer microchips 
exploded in a pyramid shape over the desert."

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