Outdoor landscape as the canvas, Spanish artist Ibon Mainar created an amazing projection art project called ‘Proyecciones En El Exterior’ (‘Outside Videoprojections’). “Proyecciones en el Exterior” (‘outside videoprojections’) offer visually stimulating but completely ephemeral works of interventionist art.
Jose Gonzalez and Michael Szivos from Studio Softlab have completed their projectcalled ‘(n)arcissus’, a site specific installation designed and produced for node10.
The piece hangs in the center of the stairwell at the Frankfurter Kunstverein art center in Frankfurt, Germany,measuring 9 meters tall, supported by two metal rings – one at the top of the stairwell and one attached
to the lobby ceiling.
Designer Tobias Wong and an artist Ken Courtney (who goes by the moniker Just Another Rich Kid), have produced a work of conceptual art that trumps even the most extravagant shopping spree.
These two capsules are made of 24 karat gold and filled with more of the same. The artists say that these pills will “turn your innermost parts into chambers of wealth”. They are, apparently, actually edible, and although I can’t find any accounts of people actually eating them, rumor is that they will make you poop.
For the very first time in Austria & the very first time in winter, Balestra Berlin in co-operation with Festakt Eventagentur, present the latest kubik light room installation set against the back-drop of one of the most well known landmarks in Vienna – the Votivkirche. The kubik light room installation was created by Balestra Berlin as a club concept designed to energize disused urban spaces around the world by creating a unique fusion between water tanks, light shows and electronic beats.
Stacked up tank-walls illuminated in different colors are composed to a piece of stunning architecture, which interact with the beats of music. This unique object of design generates a vibrant sensation for audiences and has been celebrated in 22 times in different cities around the world.
Created by artist Fraser Ross, his “Breath Of Life” pieces were constructed using some old scrap electronics, a type of wire called Flexinol, which can remember its shape when distorted, and a few belljars. Ross says that the movement is supposed of the wires is supposed to mimic the growth of plants, which is why he has you exhale your smelly, carbon-dioxide filled breath on the piece.
Via [Design Milk]
After having lived in Great Britain for 16 years where he worked as floral sales executive for Harrods’ floral department in London, as well as having had his own flower shop, he returned to The Netherlands. Nowadays he works as a freelance floral designer but still also works regularly in Great Britain on various events and exhibitions.”
All the event-projects are customized and created for particular occasions or clients. The ideas usually evolve over a time and are set to a specific theme or happening. Creating parties like these is mostly a team effort in which all participating associates have their own speciality. In general all events are executed in association with Sue Artus – Robert Young Cheltenham, Matthew Brown – Wesley House Winchcombe, and TDA London.
Artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Nick Gentry creates recycled art with obsolete media storage as his medium. After assembling canvases by puzzling together floppy disks with all kinds of different data, he paints portraits of over them.
Cube Light, which will be shown at MISA SHIN GALLERY, is the largest volume made in the chandelier series, and the first that has been in the shape of a cube. It is one of several of Ai’s works that have been reminiscent of the minimalist art made by the likes of Sol LeWitt and Donald Judd. Ai settled on the plan to make Cube Light almost immediately after seeing the space and floor plan of MISA SHIN GALLERY. Ai described the space as “a room for one light” as the size of the space fit perfectly with the volume of the cube light. We hope very much you will come and appreciate the delicate light emitting from the artwork as it illuminates a gallery that retains reminders of its previous life as a factory.
National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past eight weeks, National Geographic have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. Big Picture has a selection of photos from this year’s National Geographic photography contest.
Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman roams over thousands of Google Maps Street view images, amassing the most intriguing assortment of real life literally captured on the road. Rafman continues to explore how—like an admissible Peeping Tom—the Internet changes the public’s perception of personal space with his Tumblr blog Nine Eyes.
As part of the launch for 350 EARTH, the first global art show for the climate is signed by 350.org, founder Bill McKibben; multimedia hip-hop innovator DJ Spooky; renowned urban artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada; and director of the Santa Fe Art Institute, Diane Karp.
350 EARTH has issued a call to artists to submit climate change design sketches that will be used to create images viewable from space. The designs will be replicated by human beings, assembled like pixels on a computer screen, to create images so large that they will be seen and photographed by an orbiting satellite. The installations take place in over a dozen cities, including in Europe, South America, and seven locations in North America. Each project is large enough to be visible by space, and will be photographed via satellite. The public can sign up to participate in their city, or make their own art.
Most of the art is developed along the line of “gather-enough-people to-form-a-shape (or message)”: for example, a giant “350″ (representing the optimum levels of parts-per-million of CO2 in the atmosphere); a green footprint; or a polar bear created out of hundreds of red tents. 350.org says aerial images will be made available and displayed at the latest climate talks in Cancun starting on Nov. 29.
A baby elephant was taking a drink when a crocodile, hidden under the surface of the water, clamped down on the juvenile’s trunk! Hearing the baby’s calls of distress, the herd of elephants immediately went to its rescue, scaring off the crocodile by trumpeting and stamping the ground. After the attack the herd stayed with the youngster.
When the baby had recovered the herd crossed the waterhole together in safety, only yards from where the crocodile had been hiding. Read More…
Envision : Step into the Sensory Box, the latest video by Superbien was created as an experience showing video mapping as a communication on the tagline “Transforming the Mobile Experience”. It was shown at the last Mobile World Congress.
Part of his ‘Obeastitas’ series, the piece titled Fat Monkey or Macaco Gordo, was designed by Florentijn Hofman. It is on show at Pixel-Show 2010, an international art and design conference held in Brazil. With an inflatable base, covered in 10,000 flip-flops — which serve as pixels — the 45-foot-long monkey sprawls across a park in the center of the city.
Dezeen and Design Association are teaming up again this year to give Ten designers and artists a free exhibition space in Container Ground during Tokyo Designers Week in 2010.
Hope Tree is an installation piece by 24° Studio that was exhibited at Tokyo Designers Week 2010. 24° Studio, was one of the winners of Environmental Container Design; Art Competition.
Hope Tree installation was envisioned as a spatial condition that attended to question our surrounding as we know it and hoping to generate a discussion and understanding amongst the visitors about the place of our everyday life, our environment. Lately, we are bombarded with products that try to deal with the consequences of environmental damages throughout the world, but occasionally we overlook the roots of these occurring problems by not fully understanding our environment. Read More…
From March 25-30, 2011, the American Folk Art Museum will dramatically transform the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of more than 650 red and white American quilts, all of which are on loan from one private New York City collection. Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts will be the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city.
The igloo titled “Wastefulness is the biggest source of Energy” is an art project by Berlin-based artist Ralf Schmerberg and is supported by an energy provider. On the inside there is some funny art with many old blinking electronics devices arranged in a very colorful setting. At the outside they had a huge electricity meter which showed how much energy would be consumed by all those very old fridges. It said that with a more efficient use of energy, Germany could save around 40%. All in all I found that a very unique way to raise one’s voice against the waste of energy.
Inside is an absurdest paradise of gadgets, fans, Toys, toasters, a TV set with a roaring fire on, and an inflatable mushroom cloud. A plaque with nice little list of what went into the project includes “35 pairs of gloves, 487 sandwiches by mommy, and 120 leisure-time beers.”
You can see it until 9th of November.
Via [Moritz Bappert]
Carole A. Feuerman is an American artist and hyper-realistic sculptor. She currently lives and works in New York, New York. Feuerman is most known for her resin sculptures painted in oil, but she also utilizes other media such as bronze and stone. She developed a technique she calls “painting with fire” where she pours, splatters and splashes up to five different molten metals that are 2000 degrees in temperature. Most recently she has introduced photography and video media as a component to her sculptural works and plans on creating more installations for 2011.