Bung Talai by Create & Cloud
Inspired by the tradition of the Isaan people, The Giant Spinning Rocket Festival is considered to be a very important ritual taking place annually in the sixth month, during the rainy season. With blessings to the sky, villagers gather to celebrate the incoming rain for rice growing and farming crops. Isaan's circle-shaped rocket inspired the Bung Talai installation at Wonderfruit's farm. Its shape, movement and colors represent Thailand's northeastern culture's high-energy, celebrative spirit. At rocket festivals, cartwheels using thin sheets of flat bamboo are woven into a circle to cover the head and tail of the rocket pipe, which, upon ignition, spins up into the sky. Competitions of flying spinning rockets give points to the height and time duration that the rockets take off from the ground. Whichever team lasts the longest will be the winner.