That Anish Kapoor 'thing', incidentally, was Taratantara
, a red rubber structure which, when stretched across the void of the newly hollowed-out Baltic, resembled a double-headed trumpet.
, a huge structure by artist Anish Kapoor in |1999, provided the first taste of plans for the site
So far, the nearest his work has come to Teesside was the 100ft-high Taratantara
, which went on display in renowned Gateshead gallery the Baltic in 1999.
TARANTARRATARA (6) The OED has taratantara
as a main entry but also shows tarantarratara in boldface type as a 19th century variant spelling.
O-words containing over 3 syllables cocorico patapatapon patati patata taratata taratantara
ille enim ad exprimendum tubae sonum ait taratantara
But many of the lines in this poem are of the taratantara
type [a curiously vague expression] which divides the line into two five-syllable halves (5 + 5).
The space was briefly and perfectly revitalised by the red rubber membrane of Anish Kapoor's giant installation Taratantara
But some past winners have already wowed visitors, including Antony Gormley, who involved volunteers in making Domain Field at the venue, and Anish Kapoor whose Taratantara
was shown there while the building was being converted.
Kapoor's first installation in the North-east took place in 1999 when he created Taratantara
for Gateshead's Baltic art gallery.
The first artwork hosted by Baltic was Taratantara
, Anish Kapoor's huge red stretchy sculpture which filled the void of the gutted building in 1999.
His work Taratantara
, a huge red sculpture, was exhibited in the shell of the old Baltic Flour Mills.