Blah Blah Blob! is the winner of the 2013 Activate Union Station placemaking contest, which called for creative ideas to enliven Chicago’s iconic Union Station and plaza as a community gathering place and cultural asset. Blah Blah Blob! transforms the idea that art is to be watched and never touched and turns it inside out by engulfing participants in a billowy cloud of bright colors and amorphous forms that reacts to the touch of each Union Station Commuter that ventures inside. Commuters, people watchers, newspaper readers, snack eaters, conductors, and picture takers are invited to wander inside the multi-colored blob or view it from a distance as it moves in time with those navigating its passage ways.
Blah Blah Blob! was imagined, fabricated with over 300 yards of nylon neon fabric, and installed in collaboration with Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.