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Fabio Rotella designed this “open-air living room” for the Italian launch of Citroën’s new DS3 model. The 6 metre high red lampshade activates a this piazza, providing an iconic and glamorous meeting place in the midst of the bustling Salon de Mobile furniture design fair.
A building facade in Tokyo has taken a leading step away from a cityscape overwhelmed by signage. Instead of the typical neon signs that adorn Tokyo’s Skyline, architects of the N Building, near Tachikawa station, designed a facade with two large QR codes.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / Solar Equation, 2010 / Spherical captive balloon, helium, tehers and winches, 5 HD projectors, 7 computers with custom-made software, wifi network, iOS app. / 14m diameter (Aerostat balloon) / Copyright the Artist / Courtesy Haunch of Venison
Using an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, people may disturb the animations in real-time and select different fluid dynamic visualizations.
INSTALLATION PERIOD 4 June – 4 July, 2010
Gabriel Dawe’s textile experience inspired his creation of Plexus, a large scale gallery installation. Currently featured at the Dallas Contemporary, the installation is formed by brightly coloured Gütermann thread that is stretched between wooden blocks that are attached to both the floor and ceiling. The vibrant threads are arranged in a cascading linear pattern, yielding different effects of colour and form when viewed from different angles.
Candy Chang is a public installation artist, designer and urban planner. Before I Die was based on the artist’s motivation to transform neglected sites and transforming it into constructive spaces for the local community.
A giant chalk board with the words “Before I Die I want to ” stenciled repeatedly in grid formation has been temporarily attached to an abandoned house in the neighbourhood, inviting local residents and passers by to fill out their personal expressions with chalk.
The artwork was inspired by the artist’s reflection on the question, “What is really important to me?”. Community members showed an overwhelming response to this opportunity to interact with their surroundings and share hopes and aspirations with other people who are connected to their space.
ARTIST Candy Chang
ARTWORK Before I Die
LOCATION New Orleans
CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE Kristina Kassem, Aan Williams, Cory Klemmer, Anamaria Vizcanino, James Reeves,Alex Vialou and Gary Hustwit
Lang and Baumann created a light installation for the Nuit Blanche Festival last year. Their light installation titled Comfort #4 was featured along 2 floors of the Ecole Elementaire de Belleville in Paris. Inflated tubes were threaded through several windows in a random order to create the effect of a woven facade. Internal lights illuminated the tubes from within the building.