Archived Articles: Installation & Sound

Art on the wall is one thing, but installations engage us with texture, light, color and sound, surrounding us and begging for interaction. They challenge conventions of the art world as well as the context of art itself, as these uncanny and unique projects illustrate in vivid three-dimensional form.

Surreal World: 14 Reality-Bending Mirror Art Installations

Cabins vanish into the landscape like a mirage, tiny rooms filled with stars somehow go on forever and treetops float in mid-air in these reality-distorting ...

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Stairs to Nowhere: Half-Finished Fire Escape Inside a Church

A mass of reclaimed, weathered wood of all shapes and sizes rises up to the cathedral ceiling of the Church of St. Peter the Puellier in Mairie d’Orleans ...

No Mirage: Unlock a Secret Pool Hidden in the Mojave Desert

An art installation with a side of rugged adventure, the Social Pool is a project open to the public but locked and with a location only revealed via ...

Time-Traveling Trams: 30,000 LED Lights Vanish Street Trains

Extended exposure photography combined with a unique art installation project creates an incredible time lapse illusion on the streets of Budapest, making ...

Social Seating: 14 Public Benches Foster Urban Interactions

Breaking, bending, twisting and warping wood, this ongoing series of installations fosters new forms of interaction within cities, challenging that ...

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Travel Through Trees: Root-Like Wooden Tunnel Installation

You may have to crouch a little to take a journey through this system of tunnels, but it’s worth it to feel as if you’re traveling through the ...

Infrastructural Art: Colorful LEDs Lights Up Shipyard Cranes

The imagination readily fastens onto the anthropomorphic figures like those found in shipyards, turning looming metal giants into huge toy beasts, origami ...

Virtual Light: Facade Installation Casts Fake Illumination

A temporary project set in Madrid, this bright yellow artistic reconfiguration was rendered all the more engaging due to its location in a semi-dark alleyway ...

Park & Slide: 100,000 Sign Up to Slip 300 Feet Down a Street

For one day only, residents of Bristol were offered just 360 ‘tickets to slide’ (out of nearly 100,000 applicants) down a main city street at over ...

Invisible Barn: Mirrored Surfaces Create Camouflaged Folly

Like a mirage on the horizon, the structure seems to shimmer into and out of existence, playing tricks on the eye with a combination of see-through portals and ...

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