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Posts Tagged ‘ Installation ’

Höweler + Yoon’s Swing Time Illuminates Boston Park


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‘Swing time’ by höweler + yoon architecture is an interactive playscape composed of 20 illuminated ring-shaped swings. Designed in three different sizes, the welded polypropylene swings enable users to engage, exercise and play as individuals or in groups. The installation activates the temporary urban park and creates a community area between the Boston convention, exhibition center and D street. LED lighting within the swings are regulated by custom micro-controllers that signal their activity levels. This happens thanks to the internal accelerometer that measures the forces of the swing. This means when they are static, they emit a soft, white light and a switching one from white to purple when in motion. These responsive play elements invite users to interact with each other and create more of a community at the Boston park.

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Akacorleone Tricks Eye Anamorphic Installation


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Portuguese artist Akacorleone is presenting a solo show at the underdogs gallery, lisbon, comprised of a vast collection of installations, graffiti works and illustrations. At the exhibit’s centerpiece is the anamorphic ‘find yourself in chaos’, a richly colored circle which bears the piece’s namesake as a bold typographic composition. Comprised of various objects, items and memorabilia, the dynamic teal colored installation is optically different at every angle and tricks the eye by appearing as a two-dimensional surface when viewed straight on. Symbolism behind the work and notions addressed throughout the exhibition are described by the artist as ‘the feeling of excess of information in the brain which makes it impossible to focus on one task alone, the idea that we’re never satisfied making us therefore accumulate, the visual pollution to which we submit ourselves without questioning’. Akacorleone is currently exhibiting ‘find yourself in chaos’ and other works at the underdogs gallery.

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Ai Weiwei – Forever Bicycles in Toronto


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As part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto this weekend, renowned Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has recreated his stunning Forever Bicycles installation in the center of Nathan Phillips Square. The gigantic piece dominates the majority of the outdoor space, featuring over 3,000 bicycles and measuring a colossal 100 ft long and 30 ft wide. By using the popular Yongjiu bikes (Yongjiu roughly translates as “forever bicycles” – hence the installation’s name) to create the labyrinth like structure, Weiwei comments on the ever changing and often confusing social environment not only in China, but around the world.

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A Submarine Emerges in Milan for M&C Saatchi’s Campaign


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When it comes to catching people’s attention, advertising agency M&C Saatchi certainly don’t mess around. Their latest stunt took place in the city of Milan, where they constructed a large installation that looks like a massive submarine has surfaced right in the middle of the city’s Piazza Mercanti. The stunt was for client Europ Assistance IT (an insurance group based in Italy) as part of their “Protect Your Life” campaign and included an early morning performance where stunned sailors emerged from the submarine and the car driver ran around in a fit of rage and confusion. To make sure the point of the whole thing wasn’t missed by passers by, a man in scuba diving gear was on hand to speak to people about the importance of safeguarding their possessions.

AUDI Design Wall Installation


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Having just premiered its sport quattro concept coupe at the 2013 frankfurt motor show, AUDI has unveiled a sculptural installation at the Die Neue Sammlung at the Pinakothek Der Moderne, which presents a full-size model of the 700 horsepower two-seater hardtop at the heart of it. The debut of the expansive wall-mounted work–commissioned by the cultural institution following the success of AUDI’s ‘design icons’exhibition presented there earlier this year–that will remain a part of the permanent collection of the die neue sammlung for at least five years. 1800 miniature models of the automotive company’s 1980’s UR-quattro cover the wall of the museum space, acting as a backdrop to the featured sports car. The small-scale maquettes have each been milled from a seven-kilogram block of aluminium–a material which AUDI is no stranger to, having gained expertise in working with it through their automotive engineering for many years. A metal which is often referenced to being the epitome of lightness and stability, each of the resulting UR-quattro replicas weigh 860 grams–manufactured in a small production run–and stand as a testament to AUDI’s toolmaking expertise. A mirror suspended from the ceiling, offers an endless perspective of the rows upon rows of miniatures which soar vertically upwards–an infinite space where the viewer is immersed in the world of AUDI.

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‘Timepiece’ A Modern-Day Mechanical Sundial


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British artist Conrad Shawcross has turned the London roundhouse into a real-time clock. The installation, ‘timepiece’ is a modern-day mechanical sundial, which transforms the entire room into a time telling system, responding to the circular architecture in a dramatic display of light and shadow. The 8-meter, faceless clock functions from a rotating metal mechanism which hangs from the center of the ceiling. Its three mechanical arms, each with a glaringly bright bulb attached to its end, rhythmically swing and fold. positioned on the floor, marking the center point of the space, is a four-meter high gnomon — the pointed needle of a sundial —  which signals the time. As the illuminated motor whirls, the light it casts onto the ground marks the hours, minutes and seconds in real time. shawcross developed the idea behind the mechanical light sculpture with the realization that he could adopt the roundhouse’s architectural elements into a timekeeper, paralleling its 24 iron columns to the number of hours in the day. The chiaroscuro that defines the piece brings the idea of timekeeping back to the participatory, celestial experience it once was.

Euphony


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‘Euphony’ by los angeles-based collaborative design and fabrication studio ball nogues is a permanent architectural installation at the recently opened music city center in nashville, tennessee. Completed in may 2013, the piece is featured in a large atrium space visible from the exterior of the building. Designer benjamin ball is known for exploring the intersection of architecture, art and product design through physical modeling and the use of digital and more traditional forms of production, as seen in this latest creation. The spiral form gently curves its way down the high void. Made from intricately crafted beaded pieces, the form is at once gentle and bold, the contrasting elements reflect a soft, glowing light from the large full height windows.

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