The Waterlicht project of studio Roosegaarde continues and takes place this time at the Amsterdam Museumplein. Still on the concept of waving and artificial aurora borealis creations, this installation of blue lights shows the DNA of this city : the power and poetry of water.
Swiss artist Greg Barth likes playing with colors and space for his installations. In his last creation named Trajectories 2, he choses to play with trajectories drawn by the ball hit by the racket. To manage to do this, he installed 15 rackets and colored balls in a dark room. Rackets and balls are illuminated one after anoter to give the impression of a real play.
Our Product is an installation presented by artist Pamela Rosenkranz, in the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015. The exhibition wants to question our perception through colors, smells, lights and sounds. The monochrome rooms remind us of an aquatic universe that she works with biological and pharmaceutical materials such as biotin, neotenes, silicone, viagra, and also bacterias.
For the Venice Art Biennale 2015, artist Chiharu Shiota introduced an installation named “The Key in the Hand” : a gigantic spider web made of red wool threads where we can see 50 000 keys suspended above two ancient boats. The keys have been collected by unknown people from all around the world to end up hung up on this monumental sculpture, like talismans ; they’re here to remind the memories of the places they have unlocked.
Each year, in the framework of the Architecture & Urban Design program, students at the Pratt Institute design installations that explore the possibilities of digital fabrications. This year, the work of students was exhibited thanks to Michael Szivos and Ryan Whitby from the New York-based design studio SOFTlab. It’s a suspension of 800 laser-cut panels undulating in a colors gradation.
For the Design Week 2015 in Milan, American studio Snarkitecture designed the installation of the brand COS with thousands of white ribbons. These strips create an undulating movement around the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The installation blurs the contours of the forms to set an opacity and transparency in the room.
“Helio Curve” is a kinetic installation imagined by designer Reuben Margolin for Hyundai, at the event of the Milan Design Week 2015. Made of 400 wooden blocks, this organic sculpture is inspired by the energy of the nature’s movements with its fluid forms that recall Hyundai’s cars design.
After Floating Flower Garden, here’s “Harmony”, the new digital and interactive of Japanese studio teamLab for the Japan Pavilion Expo Milano 2015. They have reproduced a space where rice fields are projected in mapping on flat white platforms that are high on our knees. The projections move according to the movement and walk of the visitor.
Besides the installation Light in Water, the exhibition “The Play of Brilliants” presents many more monumental artworks. On the theme of light, artists and designers such as WHITEvoid, Haberdashery, Soo Sunny Park and Flynn Talbot have imagined impressive sculptures. A sensorial and interactive experience composed of 11 installations and available until 31st of May, at the Eléphant Paname (Paris).
During the Milan Design Week which takes place now, the artist Graypants exposes his work called “Murmurations” a hanging lamps cardboard installation inspired by the natural phenomenon of the same name that corresponds to the flight of a flock of birds. To discover in images in the suite.
For the exhibition “The Play of Brilliants” at the Parisian center of art and dance Eléphant Paname, DGT architects has designed an installation called “Light in Water” that they’ve already introduced at the Milan Design Week 2011. It’s a circular water cascade, put in the darkness, where the visitor can interact by touching the 3 tons of water that falls continually.
The work of artist Sarah Oppenheimer is based on the destruction of empty and white rooms with mural incisions or mirrors installations. She creates trompe-l’oeil that change our perceptions of the walls and their openings by giving the impression to be in a maze with windows leading to an empty or infinite space.
Here is an audiovisual installation by artist Joanie Lemercier. Baptized “Blueprint“, the work is formed from a central monolithic tower that is flanked by two large screens and activated by light projection and sound. Together, these tell a story of the cosmos and architecture, climaxing in an anamorphosis. Discover the video later in the article.
Insula Orchestra joins visual creative agency SUPERBIEN to make an abstract, dreamlike video work entitled Orpheo’s Mind on an excerpt from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, the aria “Che puro Heaven.” The cloud hanging in the center of this audiovisual poem embodies spiritual enlightenment and ascension of the spirit.