Gelatin The B-Thing Book 2001 WTC 9/11 World Trade Center Twin Towers Gelitin
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a brand new item. Like New condition: Immaculate condition and carefully stored. No dings or nicks to outer hardcover, no marks to pages. See photos - this is the actual item you will receive, and a small selection of pages are shown. The B-Thing uncovers the truth behind the rumours of Gelatin's construction of an improvised balcony on the 91st floor of the World Trade Centre in New York in 2000. Through preparatory notes written by the boys, diagrams and colour photographs, we are finally able to glimpse the pink sunrise over New York from Gelatin's eyes. Text by Tex Rubinowitz Photos: Maria Ziegelböck, Thomas Sandbichler, Susanne Wimmer, Gelatin Layout: Johannes Heuer 32 pages, colour throughout, embossed hard covers Walter König, Cologne, 2001 ISBN: 3-8837-507-9. At 6 o'clock one morning, Austrian art group gelatin suctioned out a window on one of the top floors of the World Trade Center, shunted out a narrow balcony constructed of smuggled building materials, and posed on it while a helicopter flew by and took their photographs.
An unbelievable, completely illegal, and fully secret stunt when it was performed, "The B-Thing" is now unbearably surreal, weirdly prescient, and forever unrepeatable. And then the surgical intervention in the World Trade Center in New York City.
Everything top secret and illegal of course. In days of conspiratorial work, somewhere on the 148th floor and using building site refuse they had tediously smuggled into the building under their pullovers, they constructed a functioning load-bearing balcony. In a long complicated process they scratched putty from the tall heavy window, which couldn't be opened. Then they extracted it using suction pads, shunted the balcony out, posed on it at 6 in the morning and had themselves photographed there from a helicopter for their nearest and dearest back home. They kept very mum about it all, because if word had crept out about their coup they could have been fined very heavily for sabotaging a national treasure. Even if it was built by the Japanese. Incidentally, as proof that they were there, there is now a piece of old chewing gum stuck to the outside of the building at a dizzy height. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books".
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- Features: 1st Edition
- ISBN: 9783883755076
- Publication Year: 2002
- Format: Hardcover
- Language: English
- Book Title: Gelatin : the B-Thing
- Author: Walther-Werke Konig
- Item Length: 11in./Distributed Art Publishers
- Genre: Art
- Topic: General
- Item Width: 7.5in.
- Item Weight: 12 Oz
- Number of Pages: 62 Pages