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Interview with Burning Man Artist Kirsten Berg

Saturday 10.11.2014 , Posted by
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Kirsten Berg (featured previously) is one of the most well known yogis in the Ashtanga world, with people flying all over the globe to attend her classes in Thailand, Bali and the States, yet for 3 months of the year, she commits her time and energy to gifting amazing art installations at Burning Man. This year, her installation called (In)Visible was supported by the Burning Man organization and had a prominent location next to the Temple of Grace. The sculpture was a 20ft high column of faceted cubes that contained iridescent windows to reflect a variety of colors throughout the day and night.

We had the opportunity to talk with Kirsten Berg regarding her inspiration, lifestyle and future plans for her art. [Read more...]

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This Cumulus Accumulates: Designers Create Cloud Made From Over 53,000 Pieces of Trash

Tuesday 07.15.2014 , Posted by
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New York-based architects and designers STUDIO KCA take trash to high places with their massive installation, Head in the Clouds. Assembled with 53,780 plastic jugs and bottles loosely strung together around an aluminum frame, Head in the Clouds creates a dreamy, billowing structure complete with an airy interior pavilion accommodating fifty people. [Read more...]

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Coral Reefs Made From Household Supplies Make For One Deep Clean

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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Ordinary domestic supplies become fantastic coral reefs in the hands of artist Lynn Aldrich. Born in Texas and currently working in Los Angeles, Aldrich artfully arranges sponges, bottle brushes, mop heads, and plungers to mimic colorful deep sea terrain. The squashy neon qualities of household cleaning materials perfectly reflect the porous, wacky, and weird contours found underwater. [Read more...]

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Could You Find Your Way Out Of A Glass Labyrinth?

Thursday 05.29.2014 , Posted by
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Robert Morris’ Glass Labyrinth is no walk in the park. Commissioned by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the transparent installation honors the 25th anniversary of the museum’s permanent outdoor sculpture collection. Clearly, Glass Labyrinth is there to stay; measuring seven feet tall by 62 feet wide, the triangular behemoth weighs in at almost one million pounds and took a team of construction crew, engineers, and staff two months to install. [Read more...]

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Endless Mirrors Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Monday 05.26.2014 , Posted by
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Mirror mirror on the wall… and the ceiling… and the floor. South Korean artist Lee Bul‘s faceted installation Via Negativa II keeps us looking in every direction. Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York, the interactive installation comprises of a series of passages whose interiors are covered entirely in infinity mirrors. This Pandora’s box of dizzying multidimensional perception upends conventional understandings of space and distance, providing “an intense and disorienting experience that disrupts the viewer’s perceptual and cognitive bearings,” according to the gallery’s statement. [Read more...]

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These Animated Paper Dioramas Are A Cut Above The Rest

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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In their intricate scenes, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire take the diorama way beyond the confines of the elementary school classroom. The artists layer lighting, animation, sound, and digital projection mapping on paper installations, combining papercrafting, sculpture, set design, theatre, and storytelling to bring an eerie miniature world to life.  [Read more...]

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Augmented Tape Mapping on a 3D Animation Brings Futuristic City to Life

Tuesday 01.14.2014 , Posted by
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Looking at this video you would never believe that the skyscrapers of the futuristic city were 2 dimensional augmented tape art. This installation appears in the bar area of Generator, a new artsy hostel in Berlin Mitte. The project was created by Jaques-Andre Dupont, an audiovisual creative in Berlin. His vision for the future is “an invasive city, occupying every surface, forever growing on itself. A concrete and light saturation.” [Read more...]

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Brilliant Refraction Action by Soo Sunny Park

Thursday 11.14.2013 , Posted by

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Artist Soo Sunny Park leads us through real-life pearly gates with her large-scale installation Unwoven Light. Using twisting fragments of chain-link fence as massive frames, Park fills the common wire structure with hundreds of plexiglass squares, each piece taking almost ninety hours to complete. Like giant diamonds doused with light, the sinuous installations hung in Rice University‘s gallery space, transforming the blank white box into a luminous crystalline world sparkling with color and movement. [Read more...]

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Somewhere Under The Rainbow: Looming Threads By HOTTEA

Monday 09.16.2013 , Posted by

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The pedestrian tunnel above New York’s Williamsburg Bridge never looked brighter until it was hit by yarn bomber HOTTEA. This Minneapolis-based street artist’s latest creation, Rituals, envelops urban wanderers beneath a kaleidoscopic canopy assembled from 2,000 strings of yarn. [Read more...]

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(In)Visible Art Installation for Burning Man Brings Iridescent Reflections to All

Wednesday 08.14.2013 , Posted by

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In the past year, we covered artist Kirsten Berg’s mesmerizing art installations that she brought to Burning Man from 2010-2012. This year she has another that is sure to attract and stimulate the many eyes on the playa. It is called (In)Visible, and it is currently going through a kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing it to Burning Man. The project is underway and there are just a few days left to make it a reality. [Read more...]

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