Tag Archives: Leap into the void

Lawnchair Larry

In 1982 Larry Walters, nicknamed ‘Lawnchair Larry’, travelled to an altitude of over 15.000 feet (4600 m.) strapped to an ordinary lawn chair with 45 helium-filled weather balloons attached to it.


Also see this post: The space chair project (commercial)

Jack Falanga


‘Leap into the void’ (2007) (videostill, Dirty Dancing) by Jack Falanga.



Yves Klein, ‘Saut Dans le Vide (Leap Into the Void)’ (1960).

“Volare”, that famous song and kitsch schlager, was about… Yves Klein!

The chorus of the song goes “volare”, but the original title is “Nel blu dipinto di blu” (“In the Blue Painted Blue”), a reference to the famous blue that the artist Yves Klein made his signature.

The song has been covered at least over 100 times. Many recorded versions exist.
I collected some of the best:

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