‘Megaphone’ interactive urban installation by Moment Factory
Visitors to downtown Montreal explore the festive side of public speaking with ‘Megaphone’, an interactive art installation by Moment Factory. As participants speak into Megaphone, their voices are transformed, in real time, into images projected onto the façade of a University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) building, leaving their visual “footprint” on the urban landscape.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.08.2013 - Tagged as: Art, LAb[au]
M0za1que_4x4x4 kinetic light art by LAb[au]
3D reliefs of geometric patterns evolving from the logic of a simple algorithm, programs such as a cellular automata, are created by 64 individually controlled motorised tiles in M0za1que_4x4x4, a kinetic light art installation by LAb[au].
Hello Wood 2013, jury-prize winner Poliphony, “The architects created a place where our senses spring back to life and where our hearing, touching, smelling and moving melt into one whole experience that creates an intense connection between poeple and nature.” Photo: Kékesi Donát.
The 2013 edition of Hello Wood, a multidisciplinary art camp where well-known and recognized experts and artists share their knowledge with talented students, this year gave 120 young designers and architects the opportunity to work with the field’s best international minds in order to rediscover the significance of vanishing human connections.
Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture; photo by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Athens-based architectural practice A31 Architecture have realised this sombre, monolithic Art Warehouse located in a Greek village of Dilesi in Boeotia region. Developed as a workshop for an artist, the detached structure is made of reinforced concrete which was completed in three separate phases. (more…)
Sol LeWitt, Buried Cube Containing an Object of Importance but Little Value, 1968 - Visser collection – Photos Gert Jan van Rooij
An exhibition dedicated to the late Dutch furniture designer Martin Visser has recently opened at Maastricht’s Bonnefanten museum. Titled Martin Visser – collector, designer, free spirit, the show focuses on Visser’s significance for visual art, design and architecture in the Netherlands. On view until 17 June 2012, the exhibition showcases over a hundred paintings, sculptures, photographs and various works on paper from Visser’s extensive art collection, number of works in situ originally developed for Visser’s Bergeijk home in 60s and 70s, as well as eight furniture designs created by Visser such as the iconic 1958 sofa bed BR 02. (more…)
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, machine is ‘an apparatus using mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task.’ What happens however, if a meticulously devised machine happens to perform a task of a rather
indeterminate nature and is seemingly devoid of the aforementioned ‘definite function’ altogether? Well, it could either be a poorly engineered device, or the good old Rube Goldberg machine, whose most recent rendition by a Brooklyn-based kinetic artist Joseph Herscher has caught our attention. In the 2.08-minute clip, which has been watched by more than 5 million YouTube viewers since late December 2011, Joseph is seen seating by a table, ready to enjoy a perusal of a daily newspaper. Then he takes a sip of coffee…
Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture - West Elevation; photo by Jeremy Bittermann
The New York-based practice Allied Works Architecture have recently realised this austere concrete museum building dedicated to the late American painter Clyfford Still. Completed earlier last month, the two-storey development houses 94 percent of the acclaimed Abstract Expressionist’s creative work which is displayed in museum’s nine light-filled galleries. Situated in the heart of Denver’s Arts District (near the Denver Art Museum by Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind, the Denver Public Library by Michael Graves, and the Colorado History Museum) Clyfford Still Museum totals 2650-square-meters and encompasses number of additional facilities such as a library, educational and archival resources, a conservation studio, and collection storage. (more…)