THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK (Lá Fora… 67)

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST by Klara Hobza is a multifaceted
artwork inspired by a historic paper airplane contest that took place in
1967 at the Great Hall in what is now the New York Hall of Science.  Built
by Wallace K. Harrison to display rockets in the 1964 World’s Fair, the
Great Hall is a secular cathedral of concrete and colored glass, and for
Hobza’s one-day event, this unique location will harbor aircraft of a
different scale.

The competition is open to the public, and participants are invited to fly
their planes in judging categories ranging from distance flown and duration
aloft, to beauty, spectacular failure, a children’s division, and more!
Notable planes and the stories behind their design will be collected in a
book by the artist, published by Public Art Fund in spring 2009. 

Qualifying airplanes may be folded from letter-size paper, up to 8.5″ x 11″
(or A4) or smaller, using average weight office paper. Cutting and minor
gluing of airplanes is permitted; stapling is not.

You are invited to pre-register for the event online by October 28th, or in
person on site on November 1st.  If you are unable to attend the event but
would like to submit an airplane to be flown in the competition, or to be
considered for the book, you may also pre-register online.  See
http://www.publicartfund.org for more information on pre-registration,
contest rules, and book details.  Further questions about the project may
be addressed to paperairplanes@publicartfund.org.

Fonte: Public Art Fund
One East 53rd Street, New York, 10022
http://www.publicartfund.org


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