John Bisbee has spent nearly 30 years using nails as his only medium to create geometric sculptures, organic installations, and unwieldy objects. From thousands of nails that are hammered, bent, welded, or fastened together in a seemingly limitless procession of forms, to discover below.
Commissioned by Group360 Worldwide, artist Moritz Waldemeyer has imagined the sculpture “Beck’s Sapphire” for the beer Beck’s and its new bottle inspired by the rarest gemstones. Two peaks have been thought to host the bottle in the middle, floating in emptiness, in order to transmit to the visitor a surreal landscape.
This year, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei stages his “Blossom” installation in which he filled rooms of the Alcatraz Hospital by ceramic and porcelain flowers. The bouquets take place in empty spaces : robinets, bathtubs and toilets that prisoners have used. A way to bring delicatessen in abandoned places.
Magic Carpet is an interactive installation thought by artist Miguel Chevalier. This magic light carpet located in the exterior courtyard of the Castle del Monte in Italy is covering the floor of psychedelic and kaleidoscopic patterns in movement. This fabulous project plunge visitors in a new dimension and makes them live an extraordinary experience. To discover in video.
Shouting Thoughts is an interactive installation imagined by artist Filipe Vilas-Boas and realized in the saint-Eustache church in Paris during Nuit Blanche 2014. Visitors were asked to lay down and meditate while contemplating light projections forming constellations on the parish ceiling. To discover in images and video.
American artist Liza Lou, known for her big installations made of little accessories, has recently created a floor artwork : “Color Field”. During 3 years, 2,5 millions of colorful peaks have been gathered in blocks of colors to realize a giant carpet thanks to a team that followed her for the whole process. To discover.
Inspired by quantum physics and the search of the geometry’s origins, Berlin-based designer Gaspar Battha has thought the installation “Patterns of Harmony” : a mapping projection playing on mirror’s reflections and geometric shapes in shades of blue. It gives complex forms in movement symbolizing the language of the universe, to discover in video.
At the Atomium in Brussels, we can admire the very beautiful LED lights installation “Out of Control” created by the collective Visual System, the science-fiction author Stéphane Beauverger and his short story “Hors Contrôle” which inspired this installation. To discover through sublime pictures and two videos on a music by Thomas Vaquié.
American artist Michael Murphy (whose we already have talked about on Fubiz) creates very beautiful contemporary and complex installations made with a lot of elements which shape a homogeneous piece when they’re gathered. If we move a bit, a cross could become simple suspensions of objects and symbolic portraits.
The artist Luka Fineisen designed a very nice installation made of plastic bubbles put on the floor. The beauty of this project is in the paradox created by the apparent fragility of bubbles, and the crystallization of these ephemeral objects in the space-time. To discover in the following.
For the Nuit Blanche in Paris and Samsung Electronics France, English collective Umbrellium created the installation “Mini Burble Paris” : suspended lights shaped like balls which are operated by a remote control, from a distance. An interactive production by Tetro who already have impressed us with their Fête des Lumières installation in Lyon.
The Keyboard of Isolation is an installation conceived by Jody Xiong in order to denounce human fictitious relationships and loneliness caused by the pervasiveness of computers in everyday life. The artist has consequently arranged a hundred figurines locked in jars, the whole giving form to a giant computer keyboard. More details in images et vidéo.