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.

The Rotten Apple Project: Quick and Dirty Urban Hacks

Sometimes, a reclaimed piece of junk is all it takes to make a bus stop, bike rack, subway station or virtually any other urban setting more comfortable and ...

After OZ: Dorothy’s Storm-Ravaged House Remade of Scrap

In a remarkable 24-hour collaboration, a series of artists banded together to build a replica of the infamous house from the Wizard of OZ – that ...

Micropolitan: Mini Model City Cycles 100,000 Cars Per Hour

Even when you can observe it fly by from outside, seemingly above the fray, experiencing rush hour traffic may not be as stress-free as you might imagine it ...

Hack Your City: 12 Creative DIY Urbanism Interventions

If city officials won’t do their part to make public spaces more fun, efficient, useful, comfortable and creative, citizens will take matters into their ...

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Not in Kansas: Black House Lands in Front of Oz Museum

The childhood home of artist Ian Strange has literally landed right in front of the Art Gallery of South Australia as if it were picked up by a tornado and ...

Invisible Borders: Mirrored Picket Fence Blurs the Lines

Mirrors typically represent a way of facing reality, but depending on where they’re placed, they can bend it to the point of surreality instead. Take, ...

MegaFaces: Massive Display Enables 3D Selfies at Sochi

Giant faces measuring 25 feet in height emerge in three dimensions from an ‘architectural Mount Rushmore’ at the entrance of Sochi’s Olympic ...

Can’t Stop the Music: Submerged Turntable Plays Perfectly

What will become of all that humans have created when we’re no longer on the planet to preserve it? This project by artist Evan Holm is both a nod to the ...

Crochet Playscapes: 13 Interactive String Art Installations

Miles of yarn and string stretch across inflatable structures, galleries and outdoor environments in these crocheted and knotted art installations, offering ...

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Invisible Tree: Trunk Wrapped & Camouflaged to Float on Air

A simple illusion with so much potential – wrap an object, paint the wrapping plastic and presto, a central section appears to disappear before your ...

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