endless, ecstatic play with thousands of little yellow plastic balls
January 30, 2015 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Suck the Balls! is an installation by Niklas Roy, the first version in Krakow, the second in Prague.
"When sucking the balls which are surrounding his feet, the balls race through the transparent pipe system, creating a visually stunning scene. The journey of the little balls ends in a container above the ball pit, waiting for the climax of the operation: When the visitor pulls the release handle of the container, a fountain of balls splashes down onto his head in a joyful shower."
posted by frimble (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
It's a shame the music overpowers the sound the balls and sucking must make, but it would be fun too do. Maybe a bit one-at-a-time so kind of solitary, like watching a friend play a game.
posted by anadem at 9:18 PM on January 30, 2015


i saw a movie with that same title once , but boy did it end differently.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 9:21 PM on January 30, 2015 [17 favorites]


You know that reminded me of? Niagra Falls!
posted by ursus_comiter at 9:28 PM on January 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


When the visitor pulls the release handle of the container, a fountain of filthy balls splashes down onto his head in a joyful disgusting shower.

FTFY
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:32 PM on January 30, 2015


Just don't bite any while you're sucking them. The whole system spasms and shuts down.
posted by not_on_display at 10:24 PM on January 30, 2015 [6 favorites]


The Denver Children's Museum has something like this. If you don't have a kid, you can rent mine and check it out
posted by aydeejones at 10:25 PM on January 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


I won't visit because I'll totally hog the machine ... this looks totally fun and sensory-rich.
posted by not_on_display at 10:28 PM on January 30, 2015


The Instant Art Career installation also sounds like it would have been a lot of fun to be a part of. Bidding crazily on the collaborative work of strangers, or being one of the strangers that got immediately paid...it's actually much more idealistic than my "real" art career, and loads more fun looking.
posted by pandalicious at 11:05 PM on January 30, 2015


Where are Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit?
posted by charlie don't surf at 11:43 PM on January 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


Confess, Fletch:When the visitor pulls the release handle of the container, a fountain of filthy balls splashes down onto his head in a joyful disgusting shower.

You might not want to think too hard about where rain comes from.
posted by nfalkner at 12:41 AM on January 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


This looks like it was so much fun. In case anyone is still wondering, I'm affixing my official (TSFW) Totally Safe for Work tag.
posted by double block and bleed at 4:56 AM on January 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


Man, that looks great and to think that I could have visited it last summer! And I missed it because I did not know!
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:52 AM on January 31, 2015


LOL balls, amirite? I mean, did you know that the word "balls" can refer not only to plastic or leather inflated objects you can throw and catch but also to testicles!!!!
posted by spitbull at 6:20 AM on January 31, 2015


I wonder what Sigmund Freud and/or Andre Breton would have to say about this.
posted by acb at 8:10 AM on January 31, 2015


I'd like to see them spaced at regular intervals. To reflect the regularities of the settings. Just a thought.
posted by BWA at 8:25 AM on January 31, 2015


plastic or leather inflated objects you can throw and catch

Partially inflated, sometimes. So I've heard.
posted by Foosnark at 10:25 AM on January 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


When I'm a millionaire I will have this in my house. Because duh.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:32 AM on January 31, 2015


Too-Ticky: "Man, that looks great and to think that I could have visited it last summer! And I missed it because I did not know!"

The second link (which I also missed at first) shows that there's another one happening in Prague right now.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:02 PM on January 31, 2015


And has me thinking, "Well, Prague is only like 4 hours away by train. I could do a weekend trip to see this."
posted by frimble at 1:28 PM on January 31, 2015


My inner child wants to visit one of these installations. I don't need to borrow anybody else's kid to have fun. (Though I'd worry about my glasses even under the hard hat. Safety goggles?)
posted by immlass at 7:14 PM on January 31, 2015


All of me wants to visit one. What do kids have to do with anything?
posted by Too-Ticky at 3:31 AM on February 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


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