ART NOW

Exploring the theme of experience in Art with a focus in interactive installations.

razorshapes:

White” by Studio 400

A team of twenty students from a fifth-year architectural design studio at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (cal poly), developed the large-scale, interactive sculpture to showcase each student’s research book. The piece integrates both the introduction of the students’ investigative publications and their collective installation by creating a previously unseen environment. “White” is an actualised representation of the relationship between environment, user, material and space. The 4,500 square foot space has been transformed by a climbable sculpture constructed from 80,000 square feet of plastic sheeting arranged in cylindrical and tapered weaves. The material was first sliced, then loomed, woven, stapled, taped and tied by the collective in order to create a supportive surface in which gallery goers could rest and examine their architectural studies. 

(via artinstallation)

Bea Camacho, Enclose. 2005

Single-channel video 

11 hours

These pictures are from a video documentation  which deals with ideas of isolation, security, shelter and of shaping one’s own environment. The video documents an eleven-hour performance during which Camacho crocheted herself into a cocoon using red yarn. She crocheted continuously without breaks and the video shows the entire performance in real-time.

Bea Camacho, Efface 2008

Single-channel video11 hours2008

These pics are from a video documentation of an eleven-hour performance during which Bea Camach crocheted herself into a white carpet with white yarn. This project builds on the themes explored in an earlier video performance, “Enclose”, but puts more emphasis on the space around the body, which becomes an integral part of the work as her body slowly disappears into the architecture.

Bea Camacho, Efface 2008

Single-channel video
11 hours
2008

These pics are from a video documentation of an eleven-hour performance during which Bea Camach crocheted herself into a white carpet with white yarn. This project builds on the themes explored in an earlier video performance, “Enclose”, but puts more emphasis on the space around the body, which becomes an integral part of the work as her body slowly disappears into the architecture.

iheartmyart:

Jeppe Hein, Smoking Bench, 2002
Exhibition There Are No Ordinary Moments at the Amos Anderson Art Museum, August 11 - January 13, 2014

iheartmyart:

Jeppe Hein, Smoking Bench, 2002

Exhibition There Are No Ordinary Moments at the Amos Anderson Art Museum, August 11 - January 13, 2014

2 months ago

This spring UCCA inaugurates a site-specific exhibition, a result of the unique collaboration between renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the talented young Chinese architect Ma Yansong. This installation is the manifesto of a creative dialogue developed between the two, an interaction pushing the line between art and architecture to new limits. The final result is a breathtaking piece specifically designed for UCCA’s space. It takes the spectator on an extraordinary journey, challenging the status of one’s relationship both with nature and one’s urban surroundings.

gregmelander:

EXHALE CANCER

rasputin:

"Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.”

 

(via orthelious)

freshphotons:

"Three out of six surfaces of the cube are made of flexible membrane (foil mirror) with air tank and a compressor connected to it and the other three mirrors are semi transparent spy-glass. By inflating or deflating the air tank, the membrane turns convex or concave, deforming the reflections." Via.

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Roger Hiorns - Seizure (2008)

A condemned London apartment transformed into a copper sulfate chamber.

"After reinforcing the walls and ceiling and covering them in plastic sheeting, 80,000 liters of a copper sulfate solution were poured in from a hole in the ceiling. After a few weeks the temperature of the solution fell and the crystals began to grow. The remaining liquid was pumped back out and sent for special chemical recycling."

The Event of a Thread, Anne Hamilton. 2013

The event of a thread, Ann Hamilton. December 5, 2012 - January 6, 2013. 

 Ann Hamilton combines the ephemeral presence of time with the material tactility for which she is best known to create a new large-scale installation for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Commissioned by the Armory, the event of a thread references the building’s architecture, as well as the individual encounters and congregational gatherings that have animated its rich social history. A multisensory affair, the work draws together readings, sound, and live events within a field of swings that together invite visitors to connect to the action of each other and the work itself, illuminating the experience of the singular and collective body, the relationship between the animal and the human. The address of the readers to the pigeons shifts at the end of each day, when a vocalist on the drill hall’s balcony serenades their release to flight. Each day’s song is cut with a record lathe, and the resulting recording is played back the next day.

 

Olafur Eliasson

ARoS, Museum of contemporary art in Aarhus, Netherlands has the best view on the city thanks to installation artist Olafur Eliasson. Installation “Your Rainbow Panorama” has been set at the rooftop of the museum in the form of a circular walkway 150 meters in extent and three meters wide made in glass in all the colors of the spectrum