All Blog Posts Tagged 'installation' (557)

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape



In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the Invisible Barn, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition, the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Deteriorating Swimming Pool is a Stunning Optical Illusion

The pool that artist Jeroen Bisscheroux crafted isn’t the type that you’d swim in. Instead, it’s a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled POOL, loss of color and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool. Although it’s an impressive sight, Bisscheroux’s work is meant to evoke more than just a sense of wonder as it…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Suspended Installation Celebrates Light and Time



Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Giant Installation in Pakistan Confronts Drone Operators with the Face of a Victim



In an empty field in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, a massive portrait shows the face of a little girl, her eyes innocent yet piercing. This giant print was installed by a collaboration of artists and local villagers as a part of the project #NotABugSplat, designed to target the Predator drone operators who routinely harm civilians in their drone strikes.

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Installation Fills a Room Entirely with Colorful and Cute Objects



Stepping into Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda's installation Colorful Rebellion — Seventh Nightmare feels like stumbling into a wonderland that is simultaneously vividly bright, candy-sweet, and disorienting. This installation, which filled the Kianga Ellis Projects in Chelsea, New York earlier this year, features a room bursting with manufactured objects of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 10, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Ai Weiwei's New Exhibition Features a Room Filled with 6,000 Stools



Renowned Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei has just launched his largest solo exhibition to date, called Evidence, in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau. The show is expansive, sprawling across 3,000 square meters and 18 rooms. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an installation called Stools, which features a staggering number of 6,000 wooden stools arranged in the atrium. The…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 3, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

Installation of 6,000 CDs Creates Colorful Light Reflections



As digital music continues to thrive, CDs are more and more a thing of the past. For the architects of Ignatov Architects, though, the little round discs were the perfect medium for this art project, entitled Mirror Culture. For the interactive installation, the team, along with 128 volunteers, invited residents and visitors of Varna in Bulgaria to help mount more than 6,000…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Massive Paper Installation Feels Like You're Walking Inside a 3D Painting



This may be the closest you'll ever come to stepping inside a painting. Showing at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles until June 8 is one massive installation that consists of thousands of thin paper sheets hanging beautifully in mid-air. Artist Jacob Hashimoto combines traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments to create the third and…

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Added by alice on March 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Monumental Interactive Net Sculpture Floats in the Sky



From March 15 to March 22, a spectacular sight greeted residents of downtown Vancouver: a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings. Created for the TED Conference's 30th anniversary, the installation called Unnumbered Sparks is the result of a collaboration between artists…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mind-bending Installation at TED Helps You Find Your Social Soulmate



The lucky people who were able to attend this year's TED conference in Vancouver, which started March 17 and ends today, got to experience a mind-bending installation that helped them find their social soulmate. Experiential marketing agency MKG collaborated with artists…

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Added by alice on March 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gorgeous Wisteria Installation Gives Illusion of Wedding Under the Trees

Doesn't it look like this beautiful wedding took place outdoors, under a wisteria tree? For a New York-based couple's wedding, design studio White Lilac and event planning company Details Details pulled off an amazing feat. On the patio of SLS, a Beverly Hills hotel, thirty people worked over 18 hours to create a magical installation that consisted of greenery,…

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Added by alice on March 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Infinite Light Designs Fill Interiors of Small NYC Water Towers



Chile-born, Brooklyn-based artist Iván Navarro recently introduced his project, entitledThis Land Is Your Land after the Woody Guthrie song, in which three unexpectedly small water towers sit along the sidewalks of NYC's Madison Square Park. Anyone passing by is free to walk around and investigate the…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 16, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Stunning Installation Represents Life in Abstract Patterns



Artist Laurie Frick says that numbers are abstract concepts and our recognition of a pattern is intuitive. We have the ability to sense something’s repetition and frequency, but are taught numerals. Despite the ease in which we understand patterns, our lives are documented with digits, like how long the commute to work takes, or the amount of money spent on lunch. Instead of…

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Added by Sara Barnes on March 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hand-Cut Organic Paper Forms Filled with Vibrant Energy

Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner's new show, Synesthesia, is filled with a vibrant array of colorfully unique shapes, details, and textures. Her collection of hand-cut paper sculptures are a combination of screen printing, cut paper, and various dollar store items set…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 11, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

Striking Floating Tree Installation Sits in the Middle of a Lake

THIRST, a temporary public art project that was on display from September to December 2013 in Austin, was created to commemorate the loss of 300 million trees that died due to the droughts that recently plagued Texas. THIRST was a collaboration between Women and Their Work Gallery, Beili Liu (lead visual artist), Norma Yancey and Emily Little (architects), and Cassie Bergstrom…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fields of Black Paper Flowers Create a Striking Landscape

In Lauren Fensterstock's installation work, oceans of black grass flow from room to room and ebony flowers thrive in an unnatural lushness. The artist uses jet-black paper to create dark and expansive site-specific landscapes, thick with flowers, reeds, tendrils, and vines. By doing so, she adds an artificiality to the seemingly natural…

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Added by Noel Kat on March 2, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

Unbelievable Stacks of Balanced Stones Seem to Defy Gravity



Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled Balancing Rocks, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only "glue" that holds his structures together.

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Added by katie hosmer on February 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Communities Build Small Cities Using 500,000 Sugar Cubes



This sweet installation, Sugar Metropolis, is a traveling project developed by professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels that promotes community collaboration through sugar cube constructions. Within designated space, the artists set up…

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Added by katie hosmer on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Playful Interior Space Constructed from 3D Grid of Ropes



Anyone who has the chance to venture inside this String Prototype will have great fun navigating through the complex arrangement of blue lines. Created by Croatian-Austrian industrial design group Numen/For Use, the inflatable concept is like a large jungle gym for kids and adults alike.

The installation consists of a geometric configuration of ropes that are secured to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on February 15, 2014 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

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