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Posts tagged as 'installation'

Steam installation by Daniel Schulze

This poetic installation ‘For those who see’ is the final year project of the German designer Daniel Schulze who recently graduated at UdK (Universität der Künste) in Berlin. It is composed of a matrix of 7 by 7 boxes which individually release synchronized signals of smoke in the air. The pressure for the ascending smoke is generated by vibrating speakers, which are vortexing the air at a perfectly circular opening.
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The Austrian/Croatian designstudio For Use/Numen presented their impressing tape installation during this year’s DMY festival in Berlin. Due to the large area it was not possible to mount the installation as it was conceived like a kind of parasite, site specific object, which uses the existing architecture as docking units. Instead it was built into a custom scaffolding construction, executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).





“The tendons of multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape are firstly stretched in between a construction. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea for the installation originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography”, the designers explain.






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'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

We all remember their poetic installation ‘The idea of a tree’. During this year’s DMY Festival our friends from Vienna, the bright design couple mischer’traxler, presented their newest installation, a marble run “powered” by traditional Viennese rum truffles. Designed and build as Vienna Design Week Embassy the rattly and flimsy construction, fixed with thin wires and cardboard tubes forms the playful framework of the preseantation and the rolling little rum truffles show the way through the showcased objects and products from past editions of Vienna Design Week.

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

'Rumkugelbahn' by mischer'traxler

'Rumkugelbahn' for Vienna Design Week by mischer'traxler

to the mischer’traxler website

to the Vienna Design Week website

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

‘Red Blue Motion Totem’ is the meaningful name of Malene Landgreen’s current exhibition at Esbjerg Kunstmuseum in her home country Denmark. The installation was realised on the occasion and celebration of the 100th birthday of Danish painter Richard Mortensen. With her giant wall-paintings combined with mirrored columns Malene Landgreen pays tribute to the expressive work of the jubilee and created an optical illusion which dissolves the central perspective and splits the space into striking colour fields – one could call it ’3d-cubism’.

The exhibition will be open until 5 September 2010.

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

to the Malene Landgreen website

Fri 28.5.

Compact order by Michael Johansson (SE)

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Rubiks Kök, 2007 (Rubik's Kitchen) by Michael Johansson

Michael Johansson obviously likes things. The Swedish artist finds the ‘material’ for his overloaded installations – randomly selected objects – at flea markets. In terms of the way he uses them, it seems he doesn’t expect them to function or to be useful; the main requirement is they match the arrangement. He meticulously stacks and interlaces them to create highly composed, compact volumes and narrative assemblages.

Some of Michael Johansson’s works are currently showcased within the group exhibition ‘Meaning of Void’ at Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen (May 21 – June 19, 2010).

Ghost II, 2009 by Michael Johansson

Strövtåg i tid och rum, 2009 (Strolls through time and space) by Michael Johansson

Cake Lift, 2009 by Michael Johansson

Green Piece, 2009 by Michael Johansson

Monochrome Anachron, 2008 by Michael Johansson

to the Michael Johansson website

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

He is the master monumental atmospheres. For those who did not have the chance to visit ‘Notion Motion’ by the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson in 2005, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen provides another opportunity to see this monumental installation in the museum’s large exhibition spaces. The 1500m2 installation is made up almost entirely of ripples of water reflected in light, in which Eliasson visualizes light waves.

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

Notion Motion was developed specially for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and was donated to the museum in 2005 by H+F Patronage, founded by the writer and collector, Han Nefkens.

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

The installation will be showcased from 22 May – 17 October 2010.


to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen website

Future Exchange by raumlaborberlin

The German architectural collective raumlaborberlin realised this exhibition architecture with a research station called the ‘Futures Exchange’ for this year’s Transmediale festival in Berlin.

Future Exchange by raumlaborberlin

“As primary building materials, the doors of East German panel flats which had to yield to wrecking balls have been salvaged and re-appropriated for use. Originating from Halle-Neustadt they are a symbol for the shrinking and deconstruction of this town, which was conceived in the early 60’s as part of a utopian vision for the post-war modernist city. The doors, representing waste and the failure of the 20th Century’s ideological struggles, now find new life as transmediale.10’s temporary space station for process-based artistic practice.”

Future Exchange by raumlaborberlin

Future Exchange by raumlaborberlin

Future Exchange by raumlaborberlin

Design team: Francesco Apuzzo, Andrea Hofmann, Christof Mayer, Axel Timm
mit Ruggero di Paola, Elena Krämer, Benjamin Suck, Jeanette Kunsmann, Fabian Jaggi, Meike Wittenberg, Andrew Plucinski, Sebastian Kunath


to the raumlaborberlin website

‘Snuggle’ by raumlabor berlin

‘Spacebuster’ by raumlaborberlin

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

The Danish artist Malene Landgreen is well-kown for her special appreciation for colours and her delicate composition has been integrated in several architectural projects, such as Ålborg Airport, Novo Nordisk, Frederiksberg Gymnasium and Danmarks Radio City in Ørestaden.

Her latest exhibition ‘Color State’ at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen is a rather loud and expressive installation of colour-intense sequences which spans over six exhibition rooms.

For those who won’t have the chance to visit the exhibition until 20th February, here some impressions.

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

“My work derives meaning from the fact that the uncertain, abstract, unformulated, chaotic and inharmonious, no less than the well-ordered, well-considered and flawless, always relates proportionally to something else. No matter how incomprehensible and ungraspable it might be, indeed precisely because it is. It’s all about relations and proportions. That applies in art, in architecture and in life”, says Malene Landgreen.

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

'Color State' by Malene Landgreen

to the Malene Landgreen website

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