Archive for ‘Installations’

February 16, 2010

Cloud.

by Savvy

Skecth by Massimiliano Fuksas

Fuksas’ Cloud. The concept images and models in the project’s initial stages are much more to my liking than those in the development stages. Still, it promises to feel amazing to be inside this building. Why has no one ever thought of locking a cloud inside a building before?

Rome is still waiting for its Congress Hall… (competition won: 1998), (initial proposed date of project commencement: 2004), (initial expected completion: 2007).
Architect: Massimiliano Fuksas
Construction began: 2007
Completion: 2011

December 11, 2009

Fractals and chaos.

by Savvy

by Julie Tremblay, sculptor.

A perfomance piece in the busiest plaza in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The performance was meant as a living sculpture. a choreography inspired by fractal geometry and chaos theory“.

Fractal: A complex geometric pattern exhibiting self-similarity in that small details of its structure viewed at any scale repeat elements of the overall pattern.

Chaos theory: the existence of recurring patterns, even for what appears at first to be chaotic, which appear in forms that bind the world and the universe together.

The performers, in their umbrella spheres, followed a definite, recurring geometric pattern that first divided them before re-uniting them, before re-dividing them and so on, over a period of one and a half hour. The structure of the choreography met the seemingly un-structured movement of the crowd, which unassumingly became a part of the performance, by juxtaposing their flow to that of the choreography. The movements of the performers and their interactions with the “umbrella-spheres” opened up to wealth of metaphors, from birth to death and just about everything in between, where the spectator was welcome to create his/her own story“.

More…

recycled metal:

Reflections nos. 3 and 5, 2008

wax and other:

Divers, wax, 2011-2006

and,

Walking on The Wild Side, 2003

December 10, 2009

I heart stars.

by Savvy

Attention, soldiers.

This is by far one of my favourite (despite the fact that I dislike that word), artists. Katie Paterson, I want your job.
Ultimate. That’s the word.

The following is taken from her simple yet elegant website, www.katiepaterson.org

All the Dead Stars —
A map documenting the locations of just under 27,000 dead stars – all that have been recorded and observed by humankind.

More greatness from Katie Paterson later.

December 10, 2009

I say rubbish, you say art!

by Savvy

Newspapers, magazine clippings, bits of images on papier. These two clever artists know an oppurtunity to make something when they see it. “One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure“.

Matt Bryans

This chap rubs out and distorts images on newspapers to create this…

and this…

and

that.

Chris Jones

This dude is probably insane. In the best possible way.

November 27, 2009

Nice work luzinterruptus.

by Savvy


It’s been a while since I’ve seen an installation that has actually interested me, not purely aesthetically but thought-provokingly. luzinterruptus art collective have come up with some clever as well as beautiful urban interventions, more than once, mostly in Madrid. I wish I could see this last one in person and maybe roll around in it, but alas the photos will have to suffice.

An Almost Ephimeral Autumn

An Almost Ephimeral Autumn

Improving The City Traffic

Improving The City Traffic

 

Urban Hemorrhage