These kinds of paper lanterns are typical for some Asian cultures, especially the Thai and Chinese ones. Each balloon is the symbol of problems and worries that are floated away. A suburban park in Madrid was chosen as the context for the performance. The stunning view on the Spanish capital turned the whole performance into a very suggestive show. Luzinterruptus sent 46 balloons up in the air with key words such as as ‘fear’, ‘job’, ‘dignity’ or ‘democracy’.
That was, as they explained, a private tribute to everyone they love who had a bad 2011 and a wish for a better year to come. So long 2011 and happy 2012 everybody!