Lucid Stead

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Art installation by Phillip K. Smith III in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California.

This is a project ” about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.” (See the interview here)

All images courtesy of Phillip K. Smith, III; photographers: Steve King, Lance Gerber, Lou Mora

Lucid Stead from lou mora.

Check out as well the Reflection Field project originally commissioned as part of the Coachella Music&Arts festival 2014.

Paper Cuts

Paper guillotine by Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland

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Mirror Wall / Jeppe Hein

 

The Mirror Wall, 2009, an interactive installation by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The following description is provided by the artist: When visitors enter the space the mirror starts moving subtly and wavelike. Visitors facing the mirror will be irritated by the vibrating reflection of themselves and their surrounding. This sensation causes not only a vague feeling of dizziness but also a latent distrust of one’s own eyes and spatial perception.
via saatchi gallery

Sleepers Awake / Morisons

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Gas ballon installation, titled Sleepers Awake, work of Wales-based artist duo Heather and Ivan Morison.

Lighting design and ballon from Leelium, commissioned in 2011 by Artlands, North Kent, UK.

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Images 1, 2 and 7 by Benedict Johnson

Check Leonid Tishkov’s Private Moon here

 

Red Knotted Thread / Akiko Ikeuchi

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Site specific silk installation titled Knotted Thread (D h86cm Φ22cm), at Hamaguchi Yozo Museum, Tokyo, by Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi.

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You had me at Hello

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Dome shape installation designed by Swedish Wingårdhs architects,in collaboration with artist Kustaa Saksi as a meeting room, for the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

The 180 square meter area, backdrop for the Hello Talk show, was covered with 10.000 A3 papers, fastened at 44.000 precisely defined points. The bottom sheets carried Kustaa’s image, the plan of a church hall.

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a world full of choises

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Wall-mounted animatronic sculpture / full sized fishy witch blonde – robot dancer, created by New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson in collaboration with Spectral Motion studio.

Installation views and video from artist’s exhibition at David Zwirner gallery.

via prosthetic knowledge

The Hollow / Ridley Buchanan Architects

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The Hollow is an inflatable urban installation that allows a moment of reflection by encouraging visitors to recline and enjoy a tree canopy and the sky beyond, designed by UK based studio Ridley Buchanan Architects, of Ben Ridley and Kyle Buchanan.

Suns / Penelope Umbrico

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Photo-based installation titled Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr, ongoing project by artist Penelope Umbrico. Installation view at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

Check out the amazing Skycatcher wall here

End of the World Cinema

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In the beginning was the Word… and maybe it had something to do with a cinema lying in the desert of Sinai.

Built at the beginnings of this millennium, this cinema was conceived by a Frenchman after wondering around in the desert and enjoying magic local smokes. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the originality of the idea, the Frenchman went to Cairo and bought the original old seats and projection equipment from an old cinema. Everything was installed and was ready to go but the premiere was sabotaged since the locals did not share the enthusiasm of the foreigner. This was the beginning of the end of the world cinema…

… which then became the photography project of Kaupo Kikkas. For more info on the end of the world cinema see here. And take our friend Hercules as a guide.

Money i$…

Well, money is what it is: Material. So better spend it as such…

Mark Wagner – Money is Material

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[artwork for a documentary on and with Noam Chomsky to be produced by PF Pictures]

More on Mark Wagner‘s work

There Is A Rainbow

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There Is A Rainbow, from Everything I Wish I Could Be series, by Brooklyn based artist Kent Rogowski (prv. feat. here)

Capacitor / John Grade

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The Capacitor, a kinetic sculptural installation that slowly moves and changes its internal light itensity, in response to collected weather data, by American artist John Grade at Kohler Arts Center.

Read more at design boom

check out Achim Menges’ HygroScope here

Timekeeper / Pierre Huyghe

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Installation view of a hole revealing wall painting of successive exhibition layers, titled Timekeeper, site specific at the Viennese Secession, created in 1999 by French artist Pierre Huyghe (prev. feat. here).

check out artist’s current exhibition at Centre Georges Pompidou.

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everything is a perspective

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Anamorphic typography installation at the Chicago Design Museum, by American graphic designer Thomas Quinn.