Monday, February 27, 2012

Do Ho Suh

Floor 1997-2000, by Do Ho SuhFloor 1997-2000, by Do Ho Suh

"In the art installation “Floor 1997-2000″ by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh, more than 180,000 plastic figurines support a glass floor that viewers can walk on. The installation was on display at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery show at theSingapore Tyler Print Institute."

Dean Ruck

Inversion (2005)
Havel Ruck Projects
two bungalows

Glassell Drop (1988)
Synergy '88 Museum of Fine Arts, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX

Monika Grzymala

Monika Grzymala | SUMARRIA LUNN

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Joe Sola - Studio Visit

Joe Sola leaps through his studio window in his videoStudio Visit, 2005. He trained with a movie stuntman to prepare for the piece.

an excerpt from ArtNews' article "Biting The Hand That Feeds Them":

"The premise behind Joe Sola’s 2005 video piece Studio Visit is simple. Over a period of two years, he invited collectors, curators, and critics to his Los Angeles studio to talk about his art. He would turn on the video camera, chat amiably for a few minutes, and then take a flying leap out the closed window in an explosion of shattered glass. His guests would dash to the window, only to find Sola chortling on top of a pile of strategically arranged cardboard boxes eight feet below. “People would scream with fear and pleasure at the same time,” he recalls. He repeated this act 22 times."

read the whole article here

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Floating Island - Robert Smithson

"Floating Island" - Robert Smithson

Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island
New York, NY 1970/2005
Produced by Minetta Brook in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art
On view September 17-25, 2005

Manifest Destiny - Mark Reigelman & Jenny Chapman Manifest Destiny by Mark Reigelman & Jenny Chapman Published on Friday, 24. February 2012 0 inShare email Digg Digg

"Using a 19th century style and vintage building materials, this temporary rustic cabin is attached to the Hotel des Arts and about 40 feet in the air above the Restaurant le Central. Measuring about W7 x D8 x H11, the dwelling is meant to be homage to the romantic spirit of the Western myth and a commentary on the arrogance of Westward expansion, sticking out like a sore thumb in the city’s dense landscape."

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project


Made of vinyl and touring different cities, The Red Ball Project is a project conceived by artist Kurt Perschke.

read the article here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Giant mechanical elephant

giant mechanical elephant created using recycled m

"A team of French designers have taken recycling to an extreme by building a gigantic mechanical elephant sculpture using over 45 tons of reclaimed wood and steel. Built as a part of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes."


Le Voyage à Nantes from levoyageanantes on Vimeo.

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

Denis Dutton is a philosophy professor and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily. In his book The Art Instinct, he suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Full Contact Bubble Soccer

Bubble Soccer

Hosts Henrik Elvestad and Johan Golden play bubble football (Funballz) in a match between local top league rivals Sarpsborg 08 and Fredrikstad. This bit was shown on sports entertainment show Golden Goal on the Norwegian TV channel TV2.

Check out for more info on the bubbles.

Check out their electroshock soccer. It is almost better!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bike Transforms From Tall Bike to Low-Rider

"Details are sparse, but the mechanism can be seen best at 50 seconds into the clip. The action is concentrated around the elongated rear triangle, which swings between two angles to make the bike grow or shrink."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Holton Rower

Untitled - Holton Rower

Visually pretty interesting, with the simple act of pouring paint he gets some pretty cool results. Maybe not the most sophisticated work ever, but still a cool thing to check out. Make sure to look at his site and browse all the works. updated and live calen barca hall's website has a new look. new great content coming soon. You can now view archive of interes...