“Stockholm based studio Humans since 1982 will present their kinetic work “A million times” at Design Days Dubai / Victor Hunt Gallery from 18. – 21. March 2013.”
“Aside from being consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in on Earth, this is one reason to live the Netherlands: Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert. That’s right, every float here is made from natural flowers, specifically dahlias. From twisting architectural structures the size of houses to bizarre animatronic birds and puppets, and even animals made from swooping gestures reminiscent of graffiti, Bloemencorso seems to have a little bit of everything. Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds.” I love the Netherlands!
Cloud made from 6,000 light-bulbs is conceived by calgary-based artist Caitlind Brown. Her project ‘cloud’, a life-sized interactive light installation engages the public to participate by standing beneath the structure and pulling lights on and off, creating the flickering aesthetic of an electrical cloud. It is developed by using steel, metal pull-strings, and over six-thousand illuminated and burnt light bulbs, the project reimagines waste and implements the excess in an interactive art exbition.
21 Swings is an exercise in musical cooperation brought to the city of Montreal by Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat. This interactive installation can be found in Montreal’s public space: Quatier des Spectacles. It consists of 21 lit up swings in sections of 3, which when in motion, chimes begin to play in rhythm. The more people swinging, the fuller the sound.
“The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation – the notion that we can achieve more together than alone”
“Gregory Colbert‘s Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, 35mm films, art installations and a novel in letters. With profound patience and an enduring commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, he has captured extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.”
“Jody Xiong of DDB China in conjunction with the China Environmental Protection Foundation created this wonderful outdoor campaign to create a subtle visual reminder of the environmental benefits of walking versus driving. Enormous white canvases with a bare tree were placed across 132 crosswalks in 15 Chinese cities. As pedestrians crossed their shoe soles were imprinted with a small amount of green paint, leaving behind a trail of leaf-like footprints. BBD estimated that nearly 3,920,000 people passed through the installations, and the final posters were eventually hung has billboards in several urban locations.”
“Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day.”
via Gabriel Dawe
“French digital artist Antonin Fourneau has found a way for the two to brilliantly cooperate. The artist’s interactive project titled Water Light Graffiti features a giant board embedded with thousands of LED lights that illuminate in response to contact with water. Essentially, the board is a life-size digital canvas and water serves as the paint. The truly undefined element is the paintbrush, which can be anything from a spray can or a sponge to your own soaked hands.
In collaboration with Digitalarti, a French team dedicated to promoting digital arts, and as its Artlab’s first resident, Fourneau has developed this visually stimulating project that blurs the lines between graffiti, painting, and technology. It allows anyone to become an artist and invites people to participate in producing public art. Water Light Graffiti was finally installed on the streets of Poitiers, France recently, where graffiti artists and pedestrians alike were welcomed to ‘paint.'”
via My Modern Met