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.

Long Term Angle Parking: 12 Cool Cadillac Ranch Copies

The legendary Cadillac Ranch can't be beat but it CAN be copied! These 12 tinny tributes to Amarillo's angled auto art shift flattery into high gear.

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World’s Only Light Art Museum is in an Underground Brewery

Deep within the cooling and storage cellars of the former Linden brewery in the German city of Unna, darkened tunnels house the eerily glowing exhibitions of ...

Light Balance: Illuminated Seesaws in a Montreal Plaza

Don’t even try to suppress your inner child when you come across a public installation as fun as this interactive collection of illuminated seesaws in ...

Night House: Artist Cloaks Suburban Home Facade in Starry Skies

House painting is such time-consuming and meticulous work just to get a single color on a facade; perhaps next time you could clad your home in printed image ...

Luminous Illusions: 14 Interactive Spaces Made of Light

Step into three-dimensional blueprints made of light, gaze at flickering ghost ships and walk beneath artificial aurora borealis with this stunning set of ...

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Sea Organ: Concrete Jetty Makes Music with Crashing Waves

The ocean already makes music of its own, but in one Croatian town, its natural sounds are enhanced with the help of an interactive jetty-turned-instrument ...

The Warning: Murals Painted On Fragments of a Melting Glacier

The face of a giant bathing woman seems to rise up from the icy waters of an undisclosed Arctic location beside the fragmented remains of a rapidly melting ...

Urban Ant Farm: Colony Encouraged to Hack City of Glass & Sand

In this Urban Ant City installation, hundreds of Spanish ants were set loose in a scale model of Rotterdam, allowed to navigate the existing street and carve ...

A Chapel in Space: Images Projected onto King’s College Ceiling

Galaxies stretch across Gothic columns and spatterings of stars span the archways of the chapel at King’s College, immersing hushed crowds who have come to ...

Story Dispensers: Street Printers Vend Free Short Stories

If your mobile device runs out of batteries on the streets of Grenoble, simply find one of these machines, specify a desired duration, and receive a free ...

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