Have you ever wanted to relive your favorite ball pit memories at one of those McDonald playplaces? Except without little runts scrambling and pooping mischievously throughout? You’re in luck, Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of art practice Snarkitecture, have concocted the world’s largest ball pit for all ages. For those down under, get your floaties and your shit goggles (just incase), because this massive ball pit dubbed “The Beach, ” is set to debut at Australia’s Sydney Festival which commences on January 7.
“The installation reimagines both the natural and cultural elements of the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience.”
Mustonen and Arsham drew their inspiration for the giant ball from a casual summer day at the beach. “The installation reimagines both the natural and cultural elements of the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience.” This experience is brought together by some ordinary materials—like scaffolding, panels and mirrors—to more clever objects, such as “1,000,000 recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.” The landscape of the instillation is even meticulously set up to emulate the slope of a beach.
“The Beach” was initially commissioned back in 2015 by The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. The instillation has since visited Tampa, Florida’s Amalie Arena and will now showcase at the Sydney Festival, which runs from January 7—29. Also, be sure to check Mustonen and Arsham impressive list of work over at Snarkitecture.