Tag Archives: installation

Instagram IRL

Real Life InstagramBrazilian Street Artist InstagramInstagram Art ProjectBrazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro has been creating and placing actual Instagram-style filters in popular London spots since September 2013. The project is ongoing – see the latest ones on the Real Life Instagram Tumblr.

Carnovsky X Missoni

Carnovsky ZigzaggingMissoni Zigzagging InstallationCarnovsky MissoniWoahh! For Milan Design Week, Carnovsky worked with Missoni on this amazing installation, inspired by the brand’s signature zigzag pattern.

Selfridges Johnnie Walker Window

Creative agency LOVE has worked with department store Selfridges on a window installation in the flagship Oxford Street store. The window display brings the Johnnie Walker ‘Where Flavour is King’ campaign to life and was created by set production company, Millington Associates. As much as I want to see it, Oxford Street during December is very much on my ‘avoid at all costs’ list. However, if you do end up squashed in the Christmas season rush, you should go check it out.

Or you could just watch the video below…

Just Like Honey

These artists have used sweet treats as the basis for their art works, and I don’t just mean inspiration! Some are actually made of sugar and toffee… 
Skye Kelly has chosen the unique medium of toffee for her sculptures, which look incredible. The form of the pieces somehow embody fragility and strength, and the resulting colour gradient is really appealing to me. At its most concentrated, the toffee appears treacle black, but fades to a beautiful translucent gold at the finest tips. This is one art installation which, quite literally, looks good enough to eat.

Canadian artist, Shelley Miller, creates tiled murals made out of icing sugar and edible blue paint. The subjects of these murals are often topical and relate to the sugar trade and the shipping industry. Because of the materials that Miller uses, the murals are only temporary. The above images show that her 2009 piece – ‘Cargo’ – has degenerated due to rain in Montreal, but in poorer countries Miller’s work has been gradually eaten by hungry children.

The melted ice cream truck is a sculpture titled ‘Hot With The Chance of Late Storm’, and is by The Glue Society. Appropriately, this featured at the 2006 Sculpture By The Sea, in Sydney. I can’t help but think that if this piece were to appear on an English beach, it might look a bit sad – less ‘melted’, more ‘dissolved and washed away’…

Rainy Days (And Nights)

Yesterday evening I got caught in the rain on the way home. I’m beginning to feel a sharp chill in the air and I think our Indian summer might have finally come to an end. ‘Tis the season for a brolly…I love this film noir-esque editorial, photographed by Benjamin Alexander Huseby for The Gentlewoman magazine.

Not so long ago, I wrote about a beautiful kinetic rain sculpture in Singapore’s Changi airport. What I failed to realise, is that Bruce Munro has created some similarly amazing rain-inspired installations a little closer to home. The one featured above was in Salisbury Cathedral and is called ‘Light Shower‘.

This upcoming installation at Barbican sounds really exciting, and so much fun. Called ‘Rain Room‘, it is exactly that – a room full of rain. However, what makes ‘Rain Room’ amazing is that you can walk through it without getting wet! The installation senses your movement, which means you control where the rain falls. The commission runs from October 4th 2012 until March 3rd 2013, and is the brainchild of contemporary ­art studio, rAndom International. The image below shows a previous installation by rAndom International, which is in a similar vein.  ‘You Fade To Light‘ is an interactive installation that translates its viewer’s mirror image into light. Like ‘Rain Room’, it is stimulated into activity by the movement of the participant.

PRISM by Keiichi Matsuda

The 2012 London Design Festival sees Veuve Clicquot team up with Keiichi Matsuda and The Victoria & Albert Museum to present ‘PRISM’, a digital art installation which is displayed in a part of the V&A that visitors have never had the chance to visit before. I managed to get tickets for the very last day of the tour, so I’m looking forward to seeing Matsuda’s piece. ‘PRISM’ uses data from UCL CASA’s CityDashboard and other open data sources, to visualise London on the sculptures many facets. The above images are both digital renderings of the piece, but now it’s complete some photographs of the sculpture have began to surface.

Dead Disco

Distorted disco balls form the installation ‘Quelle Fête’ by art collective Rotganzen. The Rotterdam-based group consists of Dutch artists Robin Stam, Joeri Horstink and Mark van Wijk. This piece is both absurd and beautiful, and it embodies the ultimate party detritus. Remember how, if you had a birthday party with balloons, the balloons would later go all gross and flaccid, with bits of dust sticking to them? Eventually you’d get tired of seeing them, and you’d pop the balloons and throw them away. These floppy mirror balls are like a glamourous, grown-up version of that – they’re kind of sad and deflated, but they retain a comedy element which makes the whole installation so playful and fun.