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Strands Above the Rest


Thursday, Sept 14 | 12pm-7pm
Friday, Sept 15 | 12pm-10pm
Saturday, Sept 16 | 11am-10pm
Sunday, Sept 17 | 11am-5pm


Contemporary Calgary
701 11 St SW
Calgary, AB
Experience DNA like never before at this year’s Beakerhead! this installation offers a unique and larger-than-life perspective on DNA helixes. Imagine giant DNA strands crafted from latex balloons, intricately fashioned to illustrate the workings of human DNA on an unprecedented scale. This fascinating installation is brought to you by Maria Galura of Calgary Party 50, the creator of the unforgettable “Dreams Never Die” installation from Beakerhead 2018. Set against the backdrop of the Contemporary Calgary, these floating strands will surely captivate your imagination.

In addition to being visually stunning, this installation is environmentally responsible. The DNA strands are constructed from 100% biodegradable balloons, which will eventually be shredded and recycled through TerraCycle. This commitment to sustainability ensures that while we celebrate human ingenuity and creativity, we also honor and protect our planet. Visit Maria Galura’s website for more information on her incredible work

Supported by: Government of Alberta,Alberta Foundation for the Arts,City of Calgary, Funded by the Government of Canada