Kathryn Ashill

In Memory of Balloon Girl

2011. Performance at Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, UK. Exhibition at St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK.


Performance duration: 20 minutes.


Ashill attached 30 helium balloons to her arms, climbed a tree (a Cedar of Lebanon), remembered Balloon Girl and her fateful jump, then threw herself off into the blue crash matts. The performance concluded with Ashill aggressively bursting each brightly coloured balloon with a pin.

In Memory of Balloon Girl film documentation and publication launch took place in November 2011 at St Davids Hall, Cardiff, UK.

Photocredit: Joanne Sutton


© Kathryn Ashill