Friday, April 28, 2017

Medium Sculpture Competition BACI 2017

I have just returned from BACI — Balloon Arts Convention Italy, held in Florence, Italy, from the 24th to the 26th April 2017. Once again, we were wowed by some truly inspiring and talented balloon artists who took part in this year's Medium Sculpture Competition. This year's theme was "Once Upon A Time," and all the entries interpreted the theme in very exciting and different ways.

The balloon sculptures had to be built within twelve hours, with a maximum of seven people in each team. The space allocated for each sculpture was 2 x 2 x 3m high.

This year's winners were the Russian team headed up by team captain Vadim Shushkanov, CBA

  • Title: "The Eye of Sauron"
  • Description: Captain: Vadim Shushkanov
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa ©TheDarkroom
Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

To experience a little of the fun and excitement from this competition, check out the video below!



Here are all the other amazing entries.



In second place, Alberto Falcone, CBA. 
Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

  • Title: "Il Tempo a volte e' solo un secondo"
  • Description: Captain: Alberto Falcone
  • Copyright: © TheDarkroom/Simone Serio


In third place,  Barbara Biagioni, CBA.

  • Title: "Nascondino (Hide-and-Seek)"
  • Description: Captain: Barbara Biagioni
  • Copyright: © TheDarkroom/Simone Serio


Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Alessandro Patane', CBA.
  • Title: "The Mogways"
  • Description: Captain: Alessandro Patane'
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa
Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Carlo Vavenotti, CBA

  • Title: "Asteroide B-612"
  • Description: Captain: Carlo Vavenotti
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa


Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Sara Zampini, CBA.
  • Title: "Paths"
  • Description: Captain: Sara Zampini
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa

Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Mariann Nagy, CBA.


  • Title: "The Secret of my Teddy Bear"
  • Description: Captain: Mariann Nagy
  • Copyright: © TheDarkroom/Simone Serio


Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Alberto Nava, CBA.
  • Title: "Everyday Princess"
  • Description: Captain: Alberto Nava
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa


Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Tania Torre, CBA
  • Title: "We'll make a lovely dress"
  • Description: Captain: Tania Torre
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa
Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Jose' Luthman, CBA


  • Title: "The flute player"
  • Description: Captain: Jose' Luthman
  • Copyright: © Silvia Ingrid Cotellessa
Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Federico Onida, CBA.
  • Title: "La volpe e l'uva"
  • Description: Captain: Federico Onida
  • Copyright: © TheDarkroom/Simone Serio
Photo by EVGENY BAGRETSOV ©Darkroom

Congratulations to all the teams! Every sculpture was truly amazing and beautiful; it must have been very difficult for the judges to choose the winners. In my eye's, you are all winners. A huge thank you to The Darkroom Academy who took all these amazing photographs. For more fabulous photographs from this year's BACI, click HERE.

Happy Ballooning!

Sue
www.suebowler.com





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1 comment:

Christine Maentz, CBA said...

Oh my gosh! That is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!