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Artists Create Elephant Out Of 6,000 Recycled Cardboard Tubes, Ask Visitors’ Dreams, And Burn Everything Afterwards

Published 5 years ago

We don’t associate elephants with dreams, but this cardboard tube sculpture of by Nituniyo was made exactly for that purpose. It was a part of Fallas festival in Valencia held in March. The sculptures are burned at the end of it;for that reason, Nituniyo made the sculpture from 6000 recycled cardboard tubes.

The sculpture was designed to be interactive: instead of cordoning it off like the other displays, they encouraged people to write their dreams on sheets of paper and put them inside the tubes. Kids could even crawl underneath the statue!

This dream-tube-elephant was made Nituniyo, a collective comprised of Carlos, Eva, Jesus and Empar that started as an architectural agency. The work was commissioned by Falla Castielfabib and was burned, according to custom, on March 19th.

More info: nituniyo.eu | facebook (h/t: designboom)

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The elephant building in action:

Elephant assembly and burning:

Martynas Klimas

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Dreams of Weight, Fallas festival, Fallas In Valencia, Falles Festival, Nituniyo, recycled cardboard, recycling, sculpture, Somnis de Pes, tube elephant, tube sculpture, Valencia
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