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.

Fragile Cloud: 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Fill Indoor Market

Pulsing with light and life, this incredible art installation provides Covent Garden, a glass-topped marketplace, with a kind of artificial interior skyscape. ...

Reflection Perception: 12 More Mirrored Art Installations

Mirrors can disrupt our perception of our environment, especially when they’re positioned to blur the lines between land and sky, up and down, reality ...

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Escape Artist: Giant Ball Rolls Down Streets, ‘Round Corners

Wind and rain conspired to set loose a gigantic inflatable piece of installation art, turning it into a kind of impromptu performance piece for drivers and ...

Synth Series: Yarn Installation Represents Music in 3D

An abandoned building becomes the setting for a surreal installation of colorful criss-crossing yarn as artist duo Toki seeks to render music in physical form. ...

Amazing Modern Maze: Dystopian Steel Labyrinth Installation

This steel labyrinth looks like something left behind after the production of a dystopian film, its irregular grid of steel rising and falling onto the ...

Rainbow Rail: 5,000 Neon Lights to Line Underside of Chicago “L”

Designed to be suspended below Chicago’s elevated rail system, hovering above cars and pedestrians, this 5,000-tube neon lighting installation aims to ...

Inflatable Installations: 18 Fun Projects Full of Hot Air

Inflatables are good for more than just pool toys and camping beds – they also come in the form of giant tentacles springing from open windows, the ...

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Picturesque Pavilions: 12 Experimental Temporary Structures

Each year, architects around the world design and construct temporary structures for events like the Milan Expo, showing off their skills in a setting that ...

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Art of Interaction: 300 Reasons to Attend INSTINT 2015 in MN

Featuring a combination of workshops, lectures, mixers and parties, INSTINT (from the makers of eyeo) brings together some of the most influential and exciting ...

Snarkitecture: 9 Fun Installations & Pop Up Shop Designs

If you’re a fully-grown adult wishing you could still dive into ball pits or play with marble runs, design duo Snarkitecture makes it possible and cool to do ...

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