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Zilvinas Kempinas

Zilvinas Kempinas is a Lithuanian born artist reknowned for his physical installations, utilizing the tape of old VHS casettes. “Flying Tape”, pictured here, suspends the magnetic tape, almost magically, between electric fans.   UPDATE: You can also see another installation “Tube” that we’ve featured in this post.

56 Broken Kindle Screens

An almost perfect approach to modern technology and the inherit fragility of it is “56 Broken Kindle Screen” by Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso. Further than speak to the junkiness of technology, the imagery created when the screens break is collage-esque, collapsing multiple pages and/or images into one.  This accidental art is a great example of …

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Floe

Ever wonder what a structure made of moving glad might look like? Well look no further.  “Floe” is one such sculpture, deemed “kinetic glass” and comes from the minds of four artists from the Royal College of Art in London.  Lida Marinkova (who has a background in textiles), Ozgun Kilic (who has a background in …

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Daniel Kukla

The Edge Effect, 2012 by Daniel Kukla “The Edge Effect” is a term used in ecology when two distinct terrains and ecosystems meet each other.  Daniel Kukla documented this edge effect at the meeting of the Mojave and Sonoran desert in Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park.  Using a large mirror on an easel, he …

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Robert Strati

A perfect addition for us, Robert Strati utilizes Adobe Illustrator to digitally print diagrams.  These diagrams can represent all kinds of data, including architectural drawings, music, sky and star mappings. Turning data into abstract representations is the fundamental aspect of all map making and data visualizations.  As we’ve learned in recent years through the explosion …

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O (OMICRON) by AntiVJ

AntiVJ is back with another banger, and this one is a permanent installation.  Its placed on Wroclaw, Poland in the Hala Stulecia building, a historic place originally decided by famous architect Max Berg in 1913. The installation is called O (OMNICRON), and is meant to be a permanent installation in a new museum of Architecture.  …

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Videorative portrait of Randall Okita

Artist Sergio Albiac is the mind behind this complex achievement, a “Viedorative Portrait of Randall Okita”. Albiac speaks to the “emotional and interactive painting” a references that he is no longing simply using physical appearances to create a portrait, but rather something more fundamental to the human experience, such as emotions, memories and relationships. In …

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81 Points of View

81 points of view is the work of Sebastian Schmieg which works to utilize out-of-date technology, such as slide projectors, to make an interactive display where the final product (the slide projections) are as much as a part of the exhibit as the mechanic device itself.  Leveraging the obsolete technology to create augmented reality (something …

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Sewing Machine Orchestra

Created by Martin Messier, “Sewing Machine Orchestra” uses sounds produced entirely by 8 sewing machines.  In addition to the simple acoustics of the machines, the sewing machines are also hooked to a computer processor.  Through creative integration, the sewing machines mechanisms can be fed back into the system to affect things such as volume (i.e. …

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Jill Sylvia

Back in the days before digital information systems, transactions had to be recorded on paper, and often by hand.  The concept of a “ledger” may be foreign to most millennials, but the older generations will remember them. In this meticulous work, Jill Sylvia individually extracts the entries from ledgers, leaving blank spaces.  I’ll leave the …

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