Check out the runner-up Grand Prix and Audience Award Winner at this year’s Spiral Independent Creators Festival. The 3D-printed piece by media artist Akinori Goto operates like a zoetrope with the combination of movement and light creating impressions of walking and dancing people. See the project in action in the videos 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.
Graffiti artist DAKU has created a typographic piece in the Lodhi colony area of New Delhi. Words associated with life and the passage of time are mounted perpendicularly, casting shadows that shift along with the day’s light like a sundial. See more images and video below!
Portuguese-Italian collective Moradavaga have built a shimmering sunwheel for the annual Festa de São João do Porto (Festival of St John of Porto) in Portugal. Measuring eight meters in diameter, the piece is the result of hundreds of gold plates, fitted together in such a way that they move independently according to changes in wind and light, as well as rotations manually controlled by passersby. See more images and video of the reflective installation below!
Artist Javier Riera projects beams of light onto various landscapes, creating installations that explore the link between nature and geometry. More images below.
“Roden crater” is the culmination of artist James Turrell’s lifelong obsession with the contours of light and space. Located in an extinct volcano in the Arizona desert, Turrell’s large-scale project involves a series of specially engineered caverns, tunnels and apertures, all working to allow Turrell’s true medium (light) to shine through.
While the site isn’t currently open to the public, you can see some images of the site taken by Florian Holzherr below!
*Edit February 18th 2016 – This article was originally published with details (from another site) about admission to the public but James Turrell’s marketing team has informed us the site is not currently open to the public. This information has been removed.
Gorgeous installation by Karel Burssens and Jeroen Verrecht (a.k.a. 88888). “Untitled” is basically a 40′ x 4′ hole in a pond surrounding the Horst medieval castle in Belgium. The structure keeps the surrounding water at bay and lights up, creating a celestial feel at night. The project was unveiled at the Horst Art and Music Festival and will be on display until October 11. See more images below!
Founded by visual artist Joe Hollier and developer Kaiwei Tang, Light aspires to provide you with “your phone away from phone”: a device that connects with your existing cellphone, but only makes phone calls, and is the size of a credit card. It’s a fantastic concept, not to mention a beautifully minimalist design. Learn more about The Light Phone and Light’s Kickstarter below!