Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege vs. Jim Ricks' Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen
Part of the Young at Art Festival
Grove Playing Fields, York Road, Belfast
August 26, 2012
I was contacted by Jeremy Deller in late 2011 about his possible Bouncy Stonehenge project. I didn't think much of it at the time (I didn't even register his second name, just replied to some Jeremy), but I gave him my blessings. Later, I found out it was moving ahead and met Mr. Deller in Glasgow in April of 2012. I suggested a cross border 'peace building' bouncy event. The two pieces were then covered in a Guardian article by Charlotte Higgins. The Bounce-off was on.
The first ever Megalithic Bounce-Off in Belfast was eventually made possible with the help of Sally Shaw and Jeremy Deller's team as part of the Sacrilege tour for the London Olympics.
List ot Bouncy Art:
Epitaph to the flame, Jose Joaquin Figueroa
Bauhaus Baunshaus, Will Brown, 2014
Department of the Interior, Tom Dale, 2012
Sacrilege, Jeremy Deller, 2012
Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen, Jim Ricks, 2010
Skyspace Bouncehouse, Mungo Thomson, 2007
White Bouncy Castle, Dana Caspersen and William Forsythe, 1997