Installation, silver helium-filled Mylar balloons
25 x 65 x 25 cm each (inflated)
Installation dimensions variable
Shaped like pharmaceutical capsules, Magi© Bullet, helium-inflated silver Mylar balloons covering the ceiling refer to General Idea's large-scale installations PLA©EBO, One Year of AZT, and One Day of AZT begun the previous year. Recalling minimalist sculptures, bi-colored capsules representing anti-viral medications were installed in neat lines across the walls. In 1992 the group turned the capsules into what they called “the urbanism of the air."
Conceived as an evolving work — balloons were not re-filled but slowly lost their buoyancy — and a participatory experience — visitors were allowed to take a balloon — the work was part of General Idea’s campaign to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic.