A curious loop by Chinese born Chicago based artist Yuge Zhou featuring a a collage of hundreds of video clips shot in the subway stations in New York. To wit:
The movement of the commuters in the outer rings suggests the repetitive cycle of life and urban theatricality and texture. The inner-most ring includes people sitting on the bench waiting; the central drummers act as the controller of the movement, inspired by the concept of the Four-faced Buddha in Chinese folk religion. For the installation, the video is projected onto the gallery floor and mapped onto a cube with relief in the middle of the projection area. The installation invites audiences to sit on the central cube as Voyeur-gods, to observe the anonymous characters in the projected urban labyrinth.
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Carbon Copy – a ‘glitched’ vintage Plymouth Caravelle nose down in a Canadian parking lot – public art by Calgary based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett.
Light Leaks: darkened rooms at galleries in Paris, Nantes and LA filled with 50 disco balls illuminated by a sequence of timed, coloured lighting cues by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan. To wit:
…hundreds of structured light scans to capture the volumetric position of every pixel being projected by each of the three projectors. The pair then used SketchUp to predict the reflected pixel positions.
Madrid’s Plaza Mayor celebrates its 400th anniversary – transformed by urban artist SpY into Cesped – a grass circle formed from 3,250m² of sod upon which 100,000 people lounged and strolled for four days last year..
View a time lapse video of the installation on the artist’s website.
An impressive graphics showcase at this year’s Google I/O Developer Festival at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. To wit:
Fluid Structure is an immersive interactive installation which explores how an ephemeral and amorphous shape reacts under various stimuli, internal and external. Forces and collisions bend the shape until it breaks, recombining it into new aggregates. The result is an ever changing landscape, mysterious yet familiar. A dramatic data-like visualization emphasizes the internal structure of the shape and its motion. Using computer vision the audience is made an integral part of the process, leaving its temporary physical mark, always bound to eventually to disappear. The system is driven by a state of the art fluid solver able to process in real time the forces and constraints the shape is subjected to.
Sheila Larkin tweetz:
You know that arty spot on [the corner of Harcourt Road and] South Richmond St? [Dublin] Well…
And in other outdoor installation news:
Hurrah! It’s been restored.
(Pics: Louise Hannon, Sheila Larkin)