The enormous red ball created by Kurt Perschke is quite the world traveler. The ball (accompanied by his artist/creator) has stopped off in New York, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Scotsdale, Portland, and St. Louis, among other cities. Now it's in Paris.
On its urban visits, the ball is placed in a different space every day. The purpose, Perschke writes, is to encourage "new encounters within the everyday." As he explains the project on his website:
Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us ... As RedBall travels around the world people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city. In that moment the person is not a spectator but a participant in the act of imagination
Below, pictures of its latest jaunt in Paris.