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01.19.15 Rhett Jones

The satisfying crunch of crushing some crap has never been more enjoyable. Dmitry Morozov, working under his ::vtol:: alias, was commissioned to make an installation for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow recently and what he devised allowed visitors to come in, enjoy a little destruction and come away with a keepsake of creation. The basics of […]

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11.18.14 Rhett Jones

Art shows in Bushwick tend to be one of three types: They either fall into the regurgitated abstract painting/stuff-made-out-of-junk category, the every-once-in-a-while progressive and engaging category, or the free-for-all, “we’re just having fun,” category. Secret Project Robot’s “Headshop” definitively falls into that last designation. But by no means should that be considered second, or even […]

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10.08.14 Marina Galperina

OccultUs is a new project from ECAL/Simon de Diesbach for Oculus Rift featuring live sound created by a variety of physical contraptions and rigs. Users find themselves at the core of a hybrid space, where images and sound, though originating in heterogeneous realities, coincide. Stuck between two worlds, their perception is challenged. The OccultUs experience requests users’ participation in a […]

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09.23.14 Marina Galperina

Rodeo (2014) is a new installation by French duo Les Frères Ripoulain. Comprised of a “stolen scooter, spring, metal pedestal, welding, sand,” it is located in Besançon, France. It appears to take a lot of physical force to operate, but vroom-vroom. It’s actually kind of perfect — a physical representation of childhood impulses, fermented into a small act of creative rebellion. And crime. […]

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07.02.14 Marina Galperina

The latest installation by Nils Völker in Austria features 1000 fans and 96 bags which inflate and deflate in rhythms controlled by an Arduino board. Every bag is controlled independently, forming wavelike gyrations along the wall. Creative Applications points out that it gives the installation the appearance of a pixels.  Inside each module there are eight cpu cooling fans inflating […]

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06.18.14 Marina Galperina

MSHR’s stage is one giant musical instrument, a sculpture made of mirrors and fluorescent plastic. It’s laser-cut into latices of glyphs connected by wires, with plates curving into square, kaleidoscope shapes and lasers cutting through the fog. Their other instruments are custom-built from analog synthesizers, optical sensors, oscillators, light bulbs, microphones and seashells. As they perform, moving […]

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04.24.14 Andy Cush

36 ventilators, 4.7m3 packing chips, a new installation from the Swiss artist Zimoun, does what it says on the tin. The artist filled a space inside Switzerland’s Museo d’Arte di Lugano with lots and lots of polystyrene packing peanuts, and uses 36 fans to whip them into a stormy frenzy. The installation fits nicely into Zimoun’s body […]

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03.31.14 Aymann Ismail

So far, artist Jay Shells has installed a total of 68 site-specific “Rap Quotes” in New York, with more coming. Yesterday, just like old times when we first covered the project, ANIMAL followed Shells as he put up 21 new uncanny signs with hip hop lyrics that shout-out street corners and locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the […]

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03.03.14 Marina Galperina

Anywhere (2014) is a brand new sound art project by Moscow-based media-artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: — a “pseudo multichannel personal autonomous sound installation with 10 panning spots.” It is, essentially, an umbrella skeleton that unfolds to hand 10 mini speakers around your head for ultimate sound piece immersion. Anywhere is made of “10 speakers,  optical relays, arduino uno
, micro […]

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01.16.14 Marina Galperina

Swiss artist Zimoun’s latest installation in the UK consists of 96 prepared dc-motors rattling wooden balls inside 96 cardboard boxes. Video above. Zimoun according to bitforms gallery: Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of […]

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