Kaino intends to engage hundreds of volunteers to help lift a 20 x 20 feet sculptural platform for the entire duration of Art Basel. Volunteers will be asked to keep the platform levitated for as long as they can stand to, and then to simultaneously seek the help of other willing participants!
Kaino's platform reflects iconic images of the 1939 New York World's Fair. The Fair was a showcase of American mid-century technology and science.
On opening day Albert Einstein gave a speech that began “If science, like art, is to perform its mission totally and fully, its achievements must enter not only superficially but with their inner meaning: into the consciousness of people”.
Check out the speech on vimeo by clicking Einstein's photo
His installation is scheduled to run outdoors in public view from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4. It will stand alongside 24 other works curated by LACMA's very own Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Christine Y. Kim. Check out the Art Public Catalogue, which includes a sculpture by Damien Hirst at: http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/go/id/eof/