‘Piles’ Installation are three designs made of 45.546 shiny pixels that represent the vast quantities of soil, water and rubble that is excavated from the Copenhagen underground. Those who move outside the fence can only guess what’s really going on behind the green wall, deep in the ground and under the houses.
The three figures feed our imagination with images and contrasts with their glittering sequins it’s portrayed material and thus creating a counterpoint to the raw construction site.
Lilian Bourgeat creates installations composed of oversized items from everyday life. Thus deprived of their usual and familiar character, they gain new autonomy by changing scale ratios. These objects surreal and unsettling produce a singular experience to the public. The interaction between the work and the viewer, who is invited to use it as a street furniture is an important feature of the work of the artist.
The perfect Barbie has been redesigned buy artist Jason Freeny by creating this Barbie the artist demonstrates that under this beauty face, she’s got a skeleton and intestines just like you and I do.
The New York-based designer said he chose the doll because of her unusual proportions. He said: ‘I like to see the skeletal system and organs of the body when the features are distorted.’
Humans since 1982 was invited by Design Days Dubai to create a special project for the design fair which takes place 18 – 21 March in Downtown Dubai.
On this special occasion Humans Since 1982 created a 3,44 metre long kinetic clock installation; A million times. The installation is based on almost 300 interconnected analogue clocks. Each clock contains 2 motors to drive the minute and hour-hand independently, creating a choreography. Together, all clocks create one giant display, showcasing customizable texts, patterns and graphics.
Electrolux Design Lab 2013, the annual design competition open to undergraduate and graduate design students worldwideOnce the talented finalists have been selected, the student whose concept receives the most public votes will be named the winner of the People’s Choice Award and will receive a prize of 1,000 Euros. First prize will be awarded to the student that the judging panel highlight as creating a ground-breaking design solution of the future. This student will receive 5,000 Euros and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre; second prize is 3,000 Euros; and third prize is 2,000 Euros.
London Riots and Fast Food Referenced in Exhibition of Seven Deadly Sins by Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries
David Gill Galleries announces new show of sculptures by Barnaby Barford entitled Seven Deadly Sins in February 2013. Known for his controversial re-modelling of traditional ceramic figurines, British artist, Barnaby Barford, has moved onto a new form of ceramic subversion with his latest project, The Seven Deadly Sins, which will be on show at David Gill Gallery in London from 27 February – 12 April 2013.
Each of the seven ‘sins’ takes the form of a mirror. Human in scale, there is nothing modest about these works which have been created to reflect the viewer in full length, challenging perception in terms of form and message.
The initial response is to marvel at their beauty and delight at the intricate detail which has gone into the construction of each piece. Each sculptural wall piece conveys Barford’s interpretation of sin: Pride, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath.
However, when seen close up, the visual message can be shocking. Each mirror features clusters of filigree flowers and foliage made of porcelain or ceramic, some bearing the patina of images loaded with emotional, sometimes distasteful, messages. For example, Gluttony carries images of fast food and takeaway menus, Envy uses photographs of the London riots in the summer of 2011 and Lust shows clusters of flowers bearing the faces of porn stars. Read More…
Polish artist Marta Klonowska creates translucent animals in actual size made of shattered glass. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which she displays them.
To create each sculpture, Klonowska first makes an outline of the animal using metal frames and net mesh. She then meticulously places each shard of glass, one piece at a time. Read More…
New space installation for LEXUS new model HS was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. As if LEXUS emanates its aura, the skin creates the world of another dimension which blurs the boundary between reality and future.Having the special optical films overlapped on one another, their transparent skin projects the images as dual portrait using refraction of light. This installation is restructured from the design for Toyota booth at Tokyo Motor Show in 2007 and creates the experience as if we are immersed in the space of Aura by laminating the special optical films.
Artist photographer Sandra Vigliotti sent us the photographs of her latest series inspired by the night life. Atmosphere and time at which different people have no fear to express their difference. Sandra captures moment of intimacy and transforms them into poetry putting them on stage and giving them a second life.
The photographic editing immerses us into their nightlife.
The British musician Sivu, had a very original idea for his latest music video. He revealed himself on his video clip, but it has not been filmed but not in the most conventional way. The singer unveiled himself, in a even more intimate way, showing MRI head while he sings.
Submergence is the latest project by Squidsoup Studio sawn at Galleri ROM, Oslo, Norway. The installation explores immersion and interaction within volumetric light based visuals created through 8,064 individual points of light. Watch the video after jump!
New York photographer Leland Bobbé has captures the two sides of the city’s drag queens. The series called ‘Half-Drag’ shows shows the transformation process to become a drag queen.
Bobbé says: “Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while simultaneously showing their male side.”
For one weekend the famous Brick Lane in Londoon has been transformed into 8-Bit Lane, as celebration of arcade game nostalgia to market the upcoming release of Disney film Wreck-it Ralph. Pixellated trees, clouds, pigeons and a London taxi has been created by sculptor Aden Hynes. 8 Bit Lane has also showcase the world’s first Blipp-able building using Blippar’s visual discovery app. When Wreck-It Ralph fans Blipp The Nicelanders house on the wall, the house emerge in 3D and theyare invited to play a game featuring Ralph himself.
Aden Hynessays: ‘I played 8 bit games as a teenager, so it was great to realise that vision in three dimensions. In many ways the retro styling has much more charm than the hyper reality of today, I’ve never been asked to make an 8 bit taxi before.’
On Space Time Foam is a plastic installation by artist Tomas Saraceno that allows people to walk inside the clear plastic film floating on the air.The structure is “composed of three levels of clear film” that hopefully won’t tear. The plastic has a surface area of nearly 13,000 square feet. Visitors can access the installation either from above, to navigate it themselves, or from below, to watch as people seemingly float in mid-air.
On Space Time Foam art installation is open until February 3, 2013.
OBJECT Rotterdam is the fair for contemporary design which takes place during Art Rotterdam. This year, OBJECT will be held for the first time in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) which is part of The New Institute. The upcoming edition of OBJECT Rotterdam takes place from 7 to 10 February 2013.
The 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are now open for entries, inviting submissions from the world’s leading architects, interior and lighting designers and hospitality operators.An independent annual awards programme, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is the only international concept of its kind, dedicated exclusively to celebrating the best food and beverage spaces from around the globe, in all types of environments including hotels, transport, business, culture, leisure and retail.
Now in its fifth year, the awards have become a prominent event in both the design and hospitality industry calendars. Read More…
21 Swings is a recent project created by Canadian design collective; Daily Tous Les Jours, known for their wide variety of interactive public installations and experiences.
The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately. The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation. The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre. A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world.