Archived Articles from 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.
Tons of Art: Christo Unveils World's Largest Indoor Sculpture
Well known for grand gestures and huge installations, Christo has outdone himself once again in this latest work made of air, light and wonder.
Cool Colors: Rainbow Igloo Built of 500 Translucent Blocks
Braving temperatures down to negative 25 degrees, these makers created an spectrum-spanning colored igloo out of over 500 frozen blocks.
Lullaby Factory: Fanciful Installation for Children's Hospital
Lullaby Factory is an installation of pipes and horns built into a narrow space between two hospital buildings, which plays lullabies for young patients.
Mirrored Street Facade Art Turns Pedestrians into Acrobats
At first: vertigo. You are moving along the sidewalk, when suddenly you see the front of a structure, only on its side, extruded from the ground below you.
Tidying Up Art: Messy Masterpieces Made Neat & Clean
The Swiss are known for leading an orderly existence - imagine frustration at grandiose works of German art and the excesses of their French neighbors.
Don't Trip: 4 Dizzying Rooms by 1 Surrealist Spatial Artist
Like some kind of strange spatial magician, Kyung Woo Han turns conventional furniture, fixtures, doors and windows into otherworldly scenes in crazy new contexts.
On Space Time Foam: Surreal Billowing Art Installation
PVC membranes provide a playground for visitors, requiring coordination between the people navigating its surface to keep them all from sliding to the center.
For The Love Of Santa! 22 Crazy Christmas Decorations
After several decades living in the same house, some people build up quite a collection of Christmas decorations... and it gets awesomely out of control.
Interactive Urban Light Art Installation Operated by Smart Phones
A five-story light art installation in Frankfurt billows and contracts like a curtain or a veil, controlled by swipes of users' fingers on their smart phones.
Sound of the Earth: Vinyl Globe Plays Music of the World
Spin this black globe and you'll hear the music of the world. The Sound of the Earth by Yuri Suzuki is a spherical, interactive record player.