Paul Octavious captures the Ann Hamiltons: the event of a thread art installation created inside the Park Avenue Armory. Featuring 42 large wood swings moving a massive curtain, flocks of homing pigeons, 42 radios in paper bags, and tables for people to broadcast snippets of text to those radios the event of a thread was probably something better experienced than watched, but Paul’s video beautifully captures some of the visual experience of the installation.
Interactive lighting exhibit by Cinimod Studio installed at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The band of white light follows the visitor as they enter the museum, changing the space and mood of the tunnel.
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Designed by the media artist group J o n p a s a n g, the Hyper-Matrix combines hundreds of controllable surfaces to create an impressive effect for Hyundai Motor Group’s 2012 Yeosu EXPO. Watching the making of video, I can’t begin to image how much this wall cost to build and manufacture.
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608 rain drops made of aluminum covered in brass, synchronized and dancing above Terminal 1 of the Singapore Airport. Created by ART+COM
Interactive studio YesYesNo worked with Nike to create a unique retail installation for the launch of Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack series. They developed software that created unique digital paintings based on individual runner’s Nike+ data based on their speed, consistency and unique run style.
Mixed media sculpture and student at London’s Royal College of Art, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen created this art installation for her final based on “how we perceive the world, twisting and changing the perception of the space to create an eerie surreal and otherworldly feeling.” Other projects of hers worth checking out: Cellar Door and Squirrel Gun.
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The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in southern Japan is featuring a new “particles” art installtion by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi. To create the illumnated particles in three-dimensional space they crafted a rollercoster-like rail structure that carries hundreds of balls with build-in LEDs. As the balls travel down the rails they are programmed to blink at specific time intervals to create the floating shapes. Plus, visitors to the installation can control and manipulate the particles with a touch display.
London based visual artist Quayola transformed traditional Baroque paintings by Velazquez and Tiepolo into digital fabrications using custom software. The process follows the paintings rules of visual composition and colors, and turns the works into shifting geometry. Quayola’s work is currently on display at London’s BFI Gallery.
The V&A commissioned TROIKA to create a permanent sign for the V&A entrance leading from the South Kensington tube station to the Museum.
Troika responded to this brief with ‘Palindrome’, a kinetic sign that recognizes the rich collection of the V&A as one of the worlds most fascinating treasure homes collecting over 3,000 years worth of cultural artefacts from the world’s most established cultures.
In a print campaign to show the musical influences behind modern artists Billboard Brazil represented the pixelated likes of Marilyn Manson, Bono, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga made with their influences’ portraits. Agency AlmapBBDO took the campaign beyond print and created video installations that were installed in rock bars in Brazil. Anyone can walk up to the display, select their favorite artists, see a pixelated representation of themselves, and then upload their portrait to Flickr - flickr.com/billboardyourself.
Interactive collaboration studio YesYesNo crafted an installation for the Auckland Ferry Building to create an interactive playground. Taking the concept of building video projection performances and adding in human interaction they allowed people passing by to become the performers.
Read additional information on Night Lights along with pictures of people interacting with the piece.
Interactive creative director for Lost Boys, James Theophane, upcycled fifty cellphones to create the Mobile Mobile installation. Taking the installation to the next level Lost Boys created a website that allow users to serenade people viewing the installation: http://xmas.lbi.co.uk/mobiletree/
NuFormer Digital Media put together a reel of their video projections on buildings. Using 3D video and software to map the building they bring the architecture to life. NuFormer also posted up a live presentation of the projection as well as a performance for Volvo produced in cooperation with Saatchi & Saatchi.
This example is similar to the 555 Kubric facade projection I posted three months ago.
Strukt Design Studio was commissioned to create a creative interior space for Büro Hirzberger. They used two projectors to create map the entire wall using VVVV to handle the skewing and generate the content.