May 17, 2022. Times Square. 5 pm .
The balloon was up as I arrived and seemed to be fine.
HOWEVER, then the WINDS came.
For the presser and after, there was a battle in the background, a crew trying to keep the Mushroom Cloud Balloon UPRIGHT due to the Times Square winds. ( … the best laid plans …)
The video is a bit like watching paint dry, but I couldn’t look away. The mushroom cloud keep delivering …. a slow collapse, no matter how many long towel-wrapped brooms tried to right the ship…
The Mushroom Cloud and its battle against the winds of Times Square. It was a slooow battle as it would fold, get righted, only to fold again.
The pdf is the best place to find all the info on the Mushroom Cloud art and the organizations behind it.Amnesia-Atomica-Release
Chose to post excerpts of the speakers as it took a few too long for most to get to the point of WHY the Mushroom Cloud Balloon in Times Square:”Zero Nukes”.
First we heard from Tom Harris and Jean Cooney of the Times Square Alliance, Pedro Alonzo, curator of the project; Pedro Reyes, the Zero Nukes artist and Rachel Bronson, from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Beatrice Fihn on behalf of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and Mitchie Takeuchi, whose grandfather was a survivor of Hiroshima.
PLAYLIST 8 short videos
Flicker Slide Show 1
Flickr Slide show 2
Times Square Alliance is very pleased with their Zero Nukes position. The only Good Nuke is NO Nuke.
I wonder, though, is their Art Culture aimed only at those who are WOKE? Is there room for debate?
Is it true “nobody wins”? Ending WW2 was not so simple .
[Pictures and videos where indicated property of Pamela Hall-VSB]