Spacebuster Blows Up New York

04.23.09 Will Sherman

Looking like an ET decontamination chamber, the Spacebuster is an inflatable events space, German-engineered by Raumlabor, that the Storefront for Art and Architecture brought to New York for 10 consecutive nights of dinners, talks and film screenings. Already the translucent bubble has opened up at Gansevoort Plaza in the Meatpacking District, the Goethe Institute in the East Village and the American Can Factory in Red Hook. Tonight, Spacebuster inflates at the recently reopened Manhattan Bridge archway in Dumbo for an Iron Chef-style design competition, followed by a few more events through Sunday.

All photos by Alan Tansey