The Red Ball Project

"Through the RedBall Project I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday," [artist Kurt] Perschke writes on the RedBall Project website. “On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it… The larger arc of the project is how each city responds to that invitation and, over time, what the developing story reveals about our individual and cultural imagination.”

The ball was last seen in Rennes, France as part of the Les Tombées de la Nuit arts festival, where it sat between two pillars, its chubby excess lurching out from behind the architecture. Next up, the sphere is heading to Galway, Ireland on July 17 until the 23, in conjunction with the Galway International Arts Festival.

If you catch sight of the wacky red globetrotter, the RedBall Project has alerted us to the appropriate hashtag — #redballproject.