Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Beam Drop Inhotim, 2008, Brazil – Chris Burden

Watch more with these video collections:

A large space in the dirt is cleared, a pit is dug and filled with wet concrete, and a huge crane lifts and drops 100 locally sourced steel I-beams into the pit. This is the work of late American artist Chris Burden for the Instituto Inhotim, a nonprofit that combines art, environment, and education near the town of Brumadinho, Brazil. Beam Drop Inhotim, 2008, directed by Pablo Lobato. From DesignBoom:

the random fall of the metal creates an abstract arrangement that results from both the artist’s control and by chance. the violent clangs that resonate from the metallic blows juxtapose the vast, serene natural environment of the massive art complex. in its aftermath, ‘beam drop’ displays severe, vertical pieces of hardware protruding from the earth, translating into a sculptural art piece that envelopes the viewer in the rigid framework of its medium.

chris-burden-beam-drop-inhotim-brazil-designboom-10

Watch this next: Chris Burden’s Metropolis II at LACMA.

Thanks, @wiwthere.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Making Space and art with illustrator Christian Robinson

Rion Nakaya

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors

Rion Nakaya

Creating cut-paper maps with illustrator Christian Robinson

Rion Nakaya

Izzy Wheels: Sisters create an artist-designed wheelchair wheel cover business

Rion Nakaya

Made of Glass, an art lesson at the Speed Art Museum

Rion Nakaya

The jazz of a helium ball & charcoal – Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA

Rion Nakaya

Shelter in 24hrs: An Emergency Concrete-laced Canvas Tent

Rion Nakaya

Curb Roller – How concrete curbs are made smooth

Rion Nakaya

Rotating head illusion and Yes/No by Markus Raetz

Rion Nakaya