Look up! In the sky! It's...100,000 paper airplanes.

This video is so very lovely.

Rob Bliss, a Michigan artist, created an entry for ArtPrize (an art contest with a top prize of $250k) called "100,000 Paper Airplanes and Melodies Over Monroe" in which he spent months folding over 100,000 paper airplanes. Over 20,000 people gathered in downtown Grand Rapids this past September for the event, where they played the main melody of Sigur Rós' "Olsen Olsen" and watched the thousands of planes being launched from the rooftops.

Note: if you have PMS, don't watch this video - you may cry for no reason. Just sayin'...

As seen on Soolip.


  1. I would like to know if anyone lost an eye in this production. Safety first.

  2. Hmm, good point. I wonder if any of the press advertising this event included the disclaimer that street-goers should bring safety goggles, just in case. I'm glad this blog's readers are so safety conscious. Thanks, S! ;)