Daytime Fireworks Art – Colored Smoke

Fireworks in broad daylight in Qatar:

Dubbed “Black Ceremony” this contemporary art is the work of Cai Guo-Qiang, a Chinese national based in New York City and the world’s foremost gunpowder artist.

They used anti-missile decoys used by the military to create the display.

Using 8,000 shells and two months of planning, the exhibit lasted a matter of minutes.

You know what likely would have been cooler?  If they did this at night so you saw the explosions, and then kept turning on massive floodlights aimed at the sky so you could see the colored smoke patterns.

Cooler yet: Rather than patterns, make shapes and spell words that the crowd can see.

Full Story and more pictures – HERE

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kevin

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Ryo Ohki December 13, 2011 at 01:44 pm

Maybe it’s just me but If I were living in the middle east I would be a little troubled by anything that resembles artillery fire. Or are they just use to it?

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Ryan H December 13, 2011 at 08:47 pm

We’re talking about a part of the world that will empty entire mags in ak’s and pistols into the air in crowded areas in celebration without a worry at all.

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Ryo Ohki December 15, 2011 at 08:34 am

I have to stop thinking like a “Non-Failed State” from the West type.

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