Month: July 2015

Angel

ANGEL

The name of this post sounds nothing like its title. Nothing. In fact when I first came across this, I had goosebumps all over. In 2000, Nick Knight and Lee McQueen collaborated on their Angel installation, featuring 80 gallons of live dyed maggots arranged in the shape of an angelic face, at La Beauté en […]

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BIG BROTHER’S BIRDS IS WATCHING

From farsight, it looked like flocks of seagulls or birds perching on rocks or simply just chilling in one corner. But upon further inspection closer, those are no birds. Instead they are surveillance cameras and satellite dishes Czech artist Jakub Geltner has installed as a part of his series “Nest”.  Geltner’s most recent installation is titled […]

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V

Iceland-based multimedia artist, Philip Ob Rey, uses discarded VHS tapes to create haunting creatures that wander frozen landscapes. Night forbade by a sunray. Not a bird to be heard, not a herd of grass to clench, no vengeful sun to pray. Mysterious, mesmerizing, onilyrical, the V monoliths, somber giants built by Phillip Ob Rey, shaped […]

The Beach

THE BEACH

The Beach features an immersive installation by experimental design firm Snarkitecture. The 10,000-square-foot space in the National Building Museum is filled with an “ocean” of one million translucent polyethylene balls and a carpeted deck that’s complete with lounge chairs. Although the installation presents a beach-like setting, it uses creative liberties to interpret the idea of an oceanside […]

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FACTICIUS MACTARE (ARTIFICIAL KILLING MACHINE)

Artificial Killing Machine is an autonomous interactive mechanical installation by Jonathan Fletcher Moore. This time based work accesses a public database on U.S. military drone strikes. When a drone strike occurs, the machine activates, and fires a children’s toy cap gun for every death that results. The raw information used by the installation is then printed. […]

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FROM OCEAN TRASH TO ADIDAS SHOES

Sports retailer Adidas recently teamed up with a conservation organization called Parley for the Oceans to put the ocean’s overwhelming amount of trash to good use. In a world’s first prototype, the two groups created a shoe whose upper construction was harvested from ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets. A Parley ally, the Sea Shepherd […]

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BANG BANG. HE SHOT ME DOWN.

In this optical illusion-type work titled “Damage”, artist Michael Murphy paints 1,200 ping pong balls black and then suspends them from a height. The installation snaps into place when viewed from just the right spot, cleverly engages not just the audience sight but also their perception towards gun laws in America. As the visitor walks around the suspended ping pong […]