Since the early sixties Christo and Jeanne-Claude made various temporary wrappings around buildings, mountains, water and air.
The Big Air Package in the Gasometer in Oberhausen is the latest project of Christo. One of the largest sculptures of international art that can be experienced from the inside.
90 meters high (An elevator takes you to the 10th floor the top of the sculpture), 50 meters diameter. 177,000 cubic meters volume, 20,000 square meters of fabric, 4,500 meters of ropes. Not impressed by the numbers? Wait until you are face to face with this immense air-inflated package.
For the first time we can enter a Christo. By making this possible he adds a new dimension to his huge wrappings. In all of the packages so far we are the outsiders looking at the work. Here in the Big Air Package we are part of the work.
We are being packed, enveloped and taking care of. Which makes this latest Christo his most intimate work.