Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2012
Commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
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Art Type: 
Explosion Event
Medium: 
Gunpowder fuse, 40,000 mini rockets, 100 girandolas, 62 Tourbillon Mines
Duration: Approximately 2 minutes
  • Ignition of explosion event Mystery Circle, Los Angeles, 2012 

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Ignition of explosion event Mystery Circle, Los Angeles, 2012 

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Ignition of explosion event Mystery Circle, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Karen Chen, courtesy Cai Studio
  • Projection of Mystery Circle, Los Angels, 2012

    Photo by Carlos Gonzalez
  • Cai Guo-Qiang tracing over projection in preparation of explosion event Mystery Circle, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Carlos Gonzalez
  • Projection of Mystery Circle on the north facade of MOCA, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Carlos Gonzalez
  • Pyro Spectaculars by Souza setting up rockets for Mystery Circle, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Carlos Gonzalez
  • Mural from Mystery Circle explosion event, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Cai Guo-Qiang in front of mural from Mystery Circle explosion event, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Section of mural from Mystery Circle explosion event, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Detail of mural from Mystery Circle explosion event, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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    etail of mural from Mystery Circle explosion event, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Detail of mural from Mystery Circle explosion event, Los Angeles, 2012

    Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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