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.

Interactive Museum: Play in Paintings, Become Part of the Art

Making art accessible like never before, this interactive gallery encourages people to play around, with and even inside its artworks, extending the frame to ...

No Exit: Bricked Train Door Blocks German Subway Commuters

Presumed a prank at first by online skeptics, authorities have since confirmed that these precisely-stacked cinder blocks were indeed carefully assembled and ...

Stellar Caves: Illuminated Underground String Installation

Eighty-two feet under the surface of the earth, hidden within the cellars of the Maison Ackerman winery in Saumur, France, an eerie blue-violet wonderland ...

3D NYC Timelapse: 500 Years of History in 1 WTC Elevator Ride

Riding to the top observation deck of 1 World Trade Center opening next month, visitors will be treated to a dizzying view of the city below, but not the one ...

Touching Art: Raised Prints of Famous Paintings for the Blind

Enabling the visually impaired to quite literally put their hands on priceless artworks, this unique exhibition allows blind people to experience works like ...

2,300 Floating Flowers: Interactive Garden Makes Way as You Walk

Responding to the movements of visitors passing through the space, this immersive work of installation art puts you in a private bubble in the midst of dense ...

Drawing with Darkness: 24 Incredible Works of Shadow Art

How is it even possible that a mess of steel wires or a pile of useless scraps of trash can produce shadows that so perfectly mimic human faces and figures? ...

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Table for Two: Window as Bridge & Barrier Between Shared Seat

Putting you in the spotlight with a stranger, this installation in New York City is a perhaps-paradoxical commentary on both connection and isolation in urban ...

Silent Slaughterhouse: Pool Produces Infinite Reflections

To gain entrance to this darkened slaughterhouse chamber filled with seemingly infinite reflections, you’ll have to dial a phone number that produces a ...

Flooded Sky: Faux ‘Northern Lights’ Effect Floats Waves in Air

Floating above an 18,000-square-foot area of Dutch land that would be underwater were it not for defensive measures, the ethereal effect hovers between ...

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