One Hundred and Eight is an interactive wall-mounted Installation mainly made out of ordinary garbage bags. Controlled by a micro controller each of them is selectively inflated and deflated in turn by two cooling fans.
Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the impression of lively and moving creatures which waft slowly around like a shoal. But as soon a viewer comes close it instantly reacts by drawing back and tentatively following the movements of the observer. As long as he remains in a certain area in front of the installation it dynamically reacts to the viewers motion. As soon it does no longer detect someone close it reorganizes itself after a while and gently restarts wobbling around.
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.
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]
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.
Troy Davis has spent 19 years on death row in the USA despite doubts about his conviction. German street art collective Mentalgassi have teamed up with Amnesty International to highlight his case by creating unique lenticular fence posters across London. Take action for Troy at: amnesty.org.uk/fence
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.
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…
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.
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.
These paintings by Kazuki Takamatsu are just stunning. He is a Japanese artist whose world is coming out of a fairy tale. Kazuki Takamatsu mixes traditional and modern techniques. From one hand he uses gouache, hand painted monochromed based objects whilst from the other hand he uses “Depth Map” a technique where every pixel on the object is a shade of gray that is proportional to its distance from the object looking at it. The match of these two techniques give a real sense of surrealism and astonishing depth.
This giant wooden clip is currently being showcased in Belgium, in the Chaudfontaine park as part of a contemporary art exhibition. Designed by Mehmet Ali Uysal, the unusual park addition replicates the clip, a common smart tool used to hang clothes.
These paintings became a way to explore how driving in weather shifts and changes the views outside the car as well how the driving experience informs our basic interpretation of environment. We easily understand how painting can mold cultural perception, which in turn influences landscape design to become more like painting (view points, scenic routes, etc.).
Artist and filmmaker Baillie Walsh has created this short 3D film and shoot with model Kate Moss for AnOther Magazine.
The work continues Moss and Walsh’s journey into experimental, multi-dimensional image-making, first seen in their legendary holographic film for Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 2006 show. With a performance that recalls the fantastical cinema of Ray Harryhausen, James Bidgood and Kenneth Anger, KM3D-1 places at its centre one of the most iconic female figures of the modern age. Suspended in time and space, Kate is caught inexorably in the parallax gap; a butterfly in a spider’s web. Captured at 1,000 frames per second – a speed so slow that movement is almost imperceptible – the beauty of Kate’s face appears frozen, transforming her into an impenetrable deity. She is a figure of contemporary fantasy, shattering her own self-image. Made with state-of-the-art Phantom cameras, specially built for the project to create extreme slow motion and a dramatic 3D effect, KM3D-1 reflects AnOther Magazine’s raison d’etre: to champion creatives pushing the limits of what seems possible.
UK designer Stuart Haygarth was commissioned to create an installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum for London Design Week. The installation uses 600 meters of frame supplied by John Jones Art Framers.
The off-cut pieces of picture frames used were cut, mitered, joined, sanded and painted to create a provocative surprise for people entering the V&A. We’re absolutely floored by the well-thought out and dramatic way they were brought to life using simple repetition and color.