13 posts tagged installation
Despite the use of bright colours and of course the man-made aspect of these installations, Michael McGillis works still seems to fit ever so neatly within their environments. They stand out, they catch your attention, but somehow don’t ever seem unnatural in any sense.
Choreographer William Forsyth has created this spatial installation called Scattered Crowd which essentially forces the audience to interact with the art, simply because of where the installation is placed. The effect, in keeping with Forsyth’s dance background, is an unlikely dance performed unwittingly by the audience.
In el barrio de Latina de Madrid, Spain a much loved community pool was demolished. The street art group Luzinterruptus decided to protest. The result is the creation of this installation, made from recycled cups filled with blue water, and lit up at night to mimic the pool. A stunning and moving tribute.
Do check out their site - they do all sorts of beautiful, light-inspired installations.
Laurent Perbos has created these muppet-like sculptures from bungee cords. What I find truly amazing is that they look as though they could come to life at any moment. I can’t quite determine if that’s created by the natural elastic quality of the bungees or the mid-motion positioning of the creatures, either way I’d like to take one home to meet my dog.
Laurent has a whole slew of crazy sculptures and installations worth checking out…might have to do another post.
This kinetic installation by David Letellier was created for this chapel in France. The motion is determined by gravity and sound, and exists as both mirror and contrast to the architecture of the chapel.
Isaac Cordal is a Galician artist whose work is often found out on the streets of urban centres. In this installation ‘Cement Bleak’ he uses regular kitchen colanders in which to craft faces which are then installed in public spaces. The result are eery shadows of anonymous faces as you pass along the sidewalk. Not unlike the faces we pass every day in an urban environment.
Peter Madden’s work is so wonderfully fanciful that it was a challenge to choose just a few images to showcase. They are entirely made up from found objects which he pieces together. “I’m not a photographer standing on the edge of the world,” Madden has said. “In my work, I’m cutting into a body of knowledge, poetically releasing the images.”
Osaka Station City water display. Amazing.
Miler Lagos is a Colombian artist who often uses simple items, such as books, and loads them up with meaning in his installations and sculptures.
He had a show here in Toronto a couple of years ago, here’s a link to an article about it:
A gigantic swing made from an old billboard frame. The piece, called Double Happiness by Didier Faustino, was made for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture. Every city should have one.
A wooden mirror. Yes, a wooden mirror. Daniel Rozin makes ‘mirrors’ out of all sorts of materials: wood, trash, pegs, woven fabric. These pieces harness the interactive power of the digital realm and imbue the non-digital materials with its potential.
Elise Morin’s installation of 60,000 used CDs succeeds in creating an unsettling, artificial landscape that serves to remind us of our toxic and wasteful ways.