Robert Breer’s *Floats*, American Pavilion, Universal Exhibition of Osaka, Japan, 1970
The organization Experiments in Art and Technology has been invited to Osaka to take part in Expo 70, the first World’s Fair ever in Asia. Never before had Pepsi Cola put their brand image in the hands of the artistic vanguard, but the significance of the Asian market had a very ambitious and daring venture.The artist and filmmaker Robert Breer, artist Robert Whitman, a pioneer in what was called happenings, the musician and composer David Tudor who had long been a member of the musical avant-garde and who was as competent about audio systems as the primary sound engineers, and finally, the artist Frosty Meyers, who was known for his spectacular creations of light and outside NewYork.The two engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer participated very actively in all discussions.
Resin, wood, motor, wheels and batteries 183 cm x 180 cm diameter
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