For the Lodz 4 Cultures Festival, artist Isaac Cordal cages in little balconies miniature characters on a building’s facade in Lodz, Poland. Entitled “Sasiedzi” (“neighbors”), this artwork shows isolated protagonists demonstrating the idea of being together but alone and without any communication because of new technologies. Some figurines hold a mobile phone, head down to the screen, or call someone in order to show that they communicate elsewhere, through smartphones instead of the current moment.
For the annual edition of the Sculpture by the Sea festival which happened in Denmark, in Aarhus, studio Atelier 37.2 imagined the installation “New Horizon”. Inspired by Rothko, this sculpture shaped like an ephemeral room hides a cave of wooden planks playing on perspectives and the concept of layers.
The team of SelgasCano imagined a multicolored pavilion for this annual edition of the “Serpentine Gallery Pavilion”, which happened in London. Made of sheets and strings that make us think about webs, this installation was created in order to create a “secret corridor” inspired by the chaotic structure of London’s underground. This architectural artwork will be exhibited until 18th October.
Commissioned by the brand Ford, The Principals designed an interactive installation during the annual event of the Sight Unseen OFFSITE : a sanctuary that lights up when the viewer touches the walls. Finger pulse monitors feel the heartbeats of the participants and allow the animation of this architecture’s interior.
Paris studio Atelier YokYok designed the installation “Les Voûtes Filantes” (“The Shooting Vaults”) in the St Stephen’s Cathedral’s cloister garden, located in the South of France and with a 16th-century gothic style. With blue strings, they’ve imagined tunnels and pathways leading visitors to a centrale circle.
Spanish street artist SpY, whose we already have talked about on Fubiz many times, imagined a mural fresco in the heart of Bilboa in Spain. The word “Crisis” was posted with only coins of 2 cents that have disappeared in less than 24 hours because of the passer-by who took the coins. The total coast of the pieces was 1000€.
Shirin Abedinirad is an Iranian artist exploring the art of mirrors and reflections. Through the two series “Evocation” and “Heaven on Earth”, she installs pieces and staircases of mirrors in the middle of the Iran Desert or in an Italian city. It gives a beautiful juxtaposition of two elements : the earth and the sky. She considers mirrors as a symbol of water.
“Ciclotrama” is the work of the collaboration between two Brazilian artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini, gathered under the duo name Mello + Landini. Together, they make organic installations with suspended ropes on walls, shaping trees. According to the artists, this series is here to illustrate the passage of time with the trunk outlined by the rope base and the different fractures and ramifications that represent several possible trajectories.
London-based graphic studio Factory Fifteen presented his new project named “Cocoon”. This one proposes to the viewer to be in the center of this 360 degrees immersive video, that materializes moving or destroying architectural spaces. Visitor is immediately caught up in the game and immersed.
After his fur interactive installation, the artist Daniel Rozin comes back, a week later, with a new kinetic experience to live at the Bitforms gallery, in New York, for the exhibition “Modification”. Still playing on the reflections, “The Penguins Mirror” features 450 motorized penguins that turn according to the movements of the viewer.
For the opening ceremony of the Croisement Festival in Guangzhou, Visual System (who we already know ) has imagined “VS Carre X” : an interactive cube of 3 meters, built by Grand, and projecting light reacting according to the sound. This installation was animated by an original score by Thomas Vaquié which maximises the public’s immersion in this big exterior dispositive.
Indian artist Anish Kapoor took the Versailles Palace, today, in Paris. By confronting chaos and sexual allusions, his installations live in different rooms and gardens of the Palace : water’s black holes, deep red cubes and human flesh’s catapults. You can visit this exhibition until the 1st November.