Künstler haben ein altes Stromwerk in Los Angeles mit Pusteblumen bepflanzt und in ein Wunschkraftwerk verwandelt: Anonymous Artists Transform LA Power Station into “Dandelion Wish Processing Facility”. Es sollte mehr Pusteblumenwunschkraftwerke geben.
For just a few short days, a cavernous building at an electrical substation in California was transformed into a magical setting where dandelions sprouted and wishes were willed into the world.
Thanks to the anonymous collective The Art Department, this wish processing facility came to fruition, allowing people to send their desires into the ether by blowing on a dandelion. Dandelions is just the latest in a long line of intriguing installation performances by the collective, who often work in Los Angeles’ forgotten spaces.
After climbing a long set of stair up into the facility, visitors were asked questions to tease out their wishes. After the answers were analyzed, each person was given a dandelion that they could gently blow down one of two courses—slam dunk or long shot. Along the way, they could also view the abandoned dreams of others before them, left written on a board to twist in the wind.
Overseeing the proceedings was the Department of Small Things That Float, whose employees filled the building to ensure everything worked smoothly. Part performance, part installation, Dandelions was a masterful use of space, demonstrating that these often neglected edifices make the perfect blank canvas for creative minds.