Manned Helium Sculpture, 1969Still Image by

Photograph of CAVS director Otto Piene's manned helium sculpture: 800 feet of 26 inch diameter transparent polyethylene tubing in seven loops, inflated with approximately 4000 cubic feet of helium, attached with ropes and parachute harness to a young dancer for her 30-minute ascent into the air. Photograph: unknown.

  • Holding Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Art, Culture and Technology