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.

Clever Land Artist Copyrighted Earth to Beat an Oil Pipeline

Canadian land artist and sculptor Peter von Tiesenhausen occupies a stretch of land in Alberta covered with his artworks, but it was not until he turned the ...

Dancing Traffic Signal Makes Crossing the Street More Fun

Impatient pedestrians eager to get across the street stop, point and laugh when they realize that the usually-static human figure in the crosswalk signal is ...

Occupy Parking Spots: 15 Projects Reclaiming the Streets

In the asphalt-covered space that would normally be occupied by a single vehicle could be a bike rack, a dance floor, an outdoor cafe, a kiddie pool or a ...

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Interior Land Art: Riverbed Really Runs Through this Museum

Art rarely gets as gritty and real as this, particularly in a gallery, with rocks, earth and water running through simple doors, between white-walled rooms ...

Audio Hop: Best NYC Art Gallery Tour You Have Ever Heard

A new way to experience galleries, their artwork and the city they inhabit, even calling it a tour sells short this extremely impressive multimedia ...

City-Sized Artwork: Huge Building Mural Spans 99 Structures

In his most ambitious and large-scale work to date, Felice Varini has created a perspectival piece that wraps around the entire historic core of Hasselt, ...

Bloodswept Lands: Poppies Pour out of the Tower of London

Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red is the appropriately dramatic name for this incredible installation of red ceramic poppies pouring from an upper window into ...

Wi-Fi Visualized: Signals Translated to Ghostly Light Orbs

Translated into glowing orbs of light with a rainbow of colors representing signal strength, these visualizations of wi-fi signals are like Victorian spirit ...

Inst-Int 2014: 3 Must-See Installation Artists & Designers

Featuring an all-star lineup of renowned interaction designers and installation artists, the second-annual INST-INT is a Minneapolis gathering focused the ...

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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