Loooove these hair dryer installations by magician Antoine Terrieux. Shown at the Maison Des Jonglages in La Courneuve, France, Terrieux perfectly positioned a bunch of hair dryers to create various self-sustaining moments of movement. See video of Terrieux’s magical work below!
Architecture collective Assemble and photographer Simon Terrill have re-created concrete playgrounds of the post-war era using brightly coloured foam. The large-scale installations are on display at the Royal Institute of British Architecture in London from June 10 to August 16. See more images below.
Hammerhead Studio in Yokohama, Japan closed in 2014 but this new interactive installation by Lens gives a unique take on what used to be. Shot from above in ultra high resolution video, Giraffe’s Eye allows you to see the daily routines of the artists who inhabited the building with a simple touch of a screen. Really cool idea! See more images and video below.
Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a bridge from 22,000 pieces of paper. Nestled in the English countryside, the structure operates like a freestanding arch and is held together solely by compression (i.e. chunks of 1,000 pieces of paper grouped tightly together).
Of course, while the bridge is fully functional, has already supported over 7,000 visitors, and only gets stronger when wet, it will eventually be torn down. Like all of Messam’s installations, the bridge is meant to draw people’s attention to their surroundings rather than alter the natural landscape in any permanent way. Check out more images of the paperbridge below.
Designer Greg Barth developed an effective technique for his installation for Chromatic 2015 at La cite Mode et Design, in Paris. First he froze the action of swinging a ping pong paddle, and broke it up into a series of objects hanging in space, then he brought the action to life using a projector mapped to each object.
Watch the video below.