Manned Helium Sculpture, 1969

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 95 pound girl for her 30-minute ascent into the air. Photograph: unknown.

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