Fla-Fra Culture Click by Adler Guerrier
Thursday, 04/24/2014 – 10:00 am – 10:08 am
3555 SW 8th Street,
MIami, Florida 33133
Untitled (Montauciel) by Adler Guerrier is a gestural homage to the experiments of the Mongolfier brothers. In a live demonstration at Versailles. On September 19, 1783, before King Louis XVI of France and Queen Marie Antoinette, the Montgolfier brothers placed a sheep named Montauciel (ascends to heaven), a rooster and a duck in a basket as passengers in hot air balloon flight that lasted 8 minutes. When the balloon safely landed, it proved the air was breathable at the relative altitude reached in flight.