Ball Game at the Olympism in Action Forum – a large-scale, temporary installation to bring to life the Olympic values.
To mark the first-ever Olympism in Action Forum and the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, the International Olympic Committee commissioned internationally celebrated conceptual artist Leandro Erlich to create a large-scale, temporary installation to bring to life the Olympic values.
Known for playing with human perception, Erlich presented Ball Game, an ensemble of five large-scale hyper-realistic sports balls that encouraged the audience to experience the Olympic spirit by bringing people together and moving beyond the everyday into the festive terrain of his humour and imagination. After being displayed at the Olympism in Action Forum, the balls rolled through the city’s public space to the Parque Tres de Febrero at the city’s Planetarium Galileo Galilei in the neighbourhood of Palermo in a performative action. Only through a true collective effort did the spectators get the monumental balls rolling.