a matter of perspective IV

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Anamorphic sculptures by London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz (previously presented here).
Links to videos 1 & 2.

on pleasures

illusion is the first of all pleasures

Neon quote from the 1756 rare edition of La Pucelle d’Orléans (The Maid of Orleans), a satirical poem about Jeanne d’Arc by Voltaire.

The photo is from Amsterdam, via clique chique.

The Phoenix is closer than it appears

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The Phoenix is closer than it appears” by artist Thilo Frank is a 4x4x8 meters room fully covered with mirrors, creating a reflective universe that seems to stretch into infinity.
The room also contains a swing that allows visitors to view hundreds of cloned reflections swinging at all possible angles.
The installation is currently hosted at the KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark.
Found here. Link to youtube video.

Goldberg-Newton, 1-0

A Rube Goldberg machine that defies gravity, created by Toronto-based commercial cinematography company 2D House.
More info here. Link to youtube video.

the ring


The Ring by Arnaud Lapierre is a cylindrical sculpture in Place Vendôme in Paris.
It creates a confused and abstract panorama due to the reflective material and the holes on its surface.
Photographs by Eric Mercier. Found here.

releace


“Releace” is a monument located @Howick, South Africa, dedicated to peace icon Nelson Mandela by South African artist Marco Cianfanelli.
Found here.

s is for superstorm

Profile picture by Reddit user Nirnroot, compliments of hurricane sandy.
Found here.

arachnophobia

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/37176398 w=630&h=355]

2 giant spiders are trapped in the top floor of a glass-front home in this video mapping installation by German designer Friedrich van Schoor.
Part of the process (as explained in the video above), was building a scaled model of the projection space, where real spiders were enclosed and filmed.
Found here. Link to video.