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.

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 ...

Compliment Shower: Kind Words Rain Down from Giant Spigot

Would reading a message like “You could make a lemon laugh” make you feel good enough about yourself to spread kindness to others? That’s the ...

Road A-Peel: Upside-Down Car Clings to Curling Street

An upside-down, cherry-red car clings improbably to a slice of a concrete parking lot as it curls up over itself in this gravity-defying installation by ...

Invasions: Clouds of White Balloons Take Over Public Spaces

Profusions of white balloons seem to explode from the interiors of houses, squeeze through basketball hoops and hover between the trees in the forest like odd ...

Dream Rooms: 14 Unreal-Feeling Art Gallery Transformations

You might have to pinch yourself to ensure that you’re still awake as you walk into surreal dreamscapes of billowing clouds, seemingly endless fields of ...

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Pixel Performers: Digital Projection Mapping on Live Dancers

Combining choreographed movement and projected abstractions, these works of performed art are visually stunning, creating effects and illusions far beyond the ...

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