Standing in Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds art installation—on view at the Denver Art Museum in Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art—you might feel as if you are in an aquarium. The metallic balloons float freely through space, casting reflections on the blue walls, mimicking the immersive feeling of being underwater. Balloons seemingly follow each other around, creating schools and catching currents across the room.
Or, as the title suggests, you might feel you’re floating in the sky along with clouds. Visitors are invited to interact with the balloons, in a sense becoming collaborators with Warhol as they participate.