An incredible installation by Tokyo-based artist Nobumichi Asai. “Kagami” (or “mirror”) scans a participant’s face and uses roughly 5,000 motorized rods to create a 3D replica. More images and video below!
$8.05, Installation view, 2016
Argentinian artist Agustina Woodgate’s “Power-Line” exhibition explores the politics of time through two installations: $8.05 and National Times.
The first involves a critique of the contemporary equation of time and money, illustrated through a series of suspended hourglasses filled with ink dust extracted from U.S. banknotes (amounting to Florida’s current minimum wage of $8.05).
The idea of who gets to control how that precious time is spent is furthered in National Times, a piece comprised of a group of 40 synchronized “slave clocks,” (the kind you’re likely to associate with your elementary school days) all interconnected and leading to one solitary “master clock.” Not only does the digital “master” dictate the time of all the others, the minute hands of the slave clocks are designed to gradually scrape away their own clock-face as time progresses.
See more images below or on display at Spinello Projects in Miami until November 8th. All images courtesy of Spinello Projects and the artist. Photographs by Jesus Petroccini.
Our friends over at It’s Nice That have come up with a series of clever installations for this year’s London Design Festival! Designed by creative duo Isabel + Helen, each of the five pieces play on design industry phrases that’ve become part of our everyday speech. Check out more images from “A Load of Jargon” below or on display at The Conran Shop starting September 17!
French artist JR has created two new public artworks in Rio de Janeiro in celebration of the Olympic games and as part of his ongoing Inside Out Project. Using construction scaffolding, the installations involve enlarged images of athletes in-action: the first high jumping way over a building and the second diving into the ocean.
Click here to see previous posts of JR’s other large-scale/site-specific work. And check out more images of his latest project below!
Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi’s 12-meter long installation is made of 8,000 sheets of Xuan paper draped on pieces of bamboo suspended from the ceiling. The overall effect is something like a tunnel (which viewers are encouraged to pass through) reinforcing the theme of journeying from one place or culture to another. More images of Jinshi’s “Boat” below.
UK-based artist Slinkachu has created 10 miniature installations for Dubai Walls — the United Arab Emirates’ first outdoor urban art show. While many passersby might fail to notice them, that’s kinda the point as many of the scenes reflect how easy it is to get overwhelmed by big city life. More images below!
“Fabric Prism” by art collective Pneuhaus (aka Matt Muller, Augie Lehrecke and Levi Bedall) is an interactive installation made from an inflatable, light-sensitive membrane of their own design. Constructed earlier this month as part of PVDFest 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island, the boldly coloured fabrics on the exterior of the geometric dome translate into more subtle shades inside, depending on the time and brightness of the day. More images below.