Papaver [Poppy]

Zeppelin detour def

Panamarenko

2002

Object, 60 x 60 x 100 cm.
Materials: plastic, PVC, tape, rope, wooden propeller, anchor

Collection: Collection ARCADIS, Belgium.

This object served as the model for the dirigible of the same name that Panamarenko built in 2002 in the workshops of an Antwerp airship constructor. The teardrop-shaped balloon has eight lobes and is fitted with a wooden propeller at the back.
The latter is pedal-driven by the pilot, who sits in a Plexiglas cabin beneath the balloon. Poppy’s
form, propulsion and scale are far removed from The Aeromodeller of 1969–71.

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