The Rain Room is a new installation by Random International at the Barbican in London – a giant field of indoor rain that uses sensors to respond to visitors presence. If you’ve ever felt the urge to stand in the middle of a thunderstorm, completely dry, and with the superhuman ability to control the rain – this is it!
The Rain Room is open until 3 March 2013.
The Curve, Barbican Centre
Silk Street London
These cement figures dangling from umbrellas within a narrow space inside the EBC office center in Prague are part of a installation titled Slight Uncertainty by Czech artist Michal Trpák. Check out much more of his sculptural work on his website.
Jonathan Latiano has created a thoughtful sculpture called Points of Contention to encourage us to think twice about the future affects of our world’s use of plastics, styrofoam, and other man made mutant products. The ripple affect in the floor suggests a movement whereas the negative reactions to these inorganic elements becomes our world’s future norm.
He challenges his audience, “As the plastics, resins and polymers that we stockpile on a daily basis increase exponentially, how are we changing the long-term geological landscapes of the world around us?”
Media architect Claudio Benghi and light artist Gloria Ronchi joined together in 2006 to formAether & Hemera, an interdisciplinary collaboration that seeks “to research the aesthetic challenges of light and its power to trigger emotions and response, creating a sense of identity or setting a mood.” Their latest installation in London’s Canary Wharf is this beautiful fleet of 300 illuminated boats called Voyage.
International art collective Cracking Art Group (in collaboration with the cathedral and Opera d’Arte) placed 50 blue snail sculptures on the Duomo’s roof with the aim to raise funds for the urgent restoration of the Cathedral. The installation is titled REgeneration that took place October 5th through 13th in Milan at the Duomo.
The multimedia works of Chris Larson are on view at Magnus Müller. “Deep North” accommodates sculpture, photography, drawings and video all produced with this frozen house at the point of focus.
The house itself is a work of art that visitors can experience through many media in the warm confines of the gallery space. The photographs of the frozen dwelling show a place that was abandoned in a hurry, the former inhabitants left most of their treasured items behind. The feeling is that the space has been frozen in time.
During this week’s Art in Odd Places event taking place on 14th St in NYC, Brazilian artist Geraldo Zamproni created red inflatable pillows that can apparently be found between Avenues B and C. In the past, his red cushions installations were squeezed under museum ramps and concrete slabs throughout Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Spain.
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