SOFTlab, a design studio from New York City made a new installation for Melissa in Soho. It will be up for the several more months at 102 Greene St, New York, NY 10012. More great Photos by Alan Tansey after the jump.
Mesmerizing phosphorescent zoetrope designed by German designer Dieter Pilger in collaboration with Janno Ströcker and Frederik Scheve. This hypnotizing spherical zoetrope is printed with 3D printing and has been devised based on the mathematics of Fibonacci sequence.
Visual information is forwarded to the brain, where it is processed, interpreted and translated into sensory impressions. Generally speaking, visual perception is the product of filtering and reducing data, which enables us to depict our environment distinctly.
We envisioned a sculpture that displays an animation in the open physical space. The sphere is constructed according to the fibonacci sequence. It rotates in a certain speed and gets illuminated in a specific frequency.
The animation can be seen just by looking at it with your eyes. No external devices like a strobe or a camera are required. The fibonacci sequence thereby isn’t anything that only appeals to mathematicians, but is of great significance in the process of understanding aesthetics and harmony as a whole – as far as an impression can be expressed as visual perception. Thanks to John Edmark for the inspiration with his amazing project «Blooms».
via Project Flux
A four-story star has landed in a run-down building in Butterworth, a city off mainland Penang, Malaysia. The massive LED construction, comprised of steel cables and over 500 meters of light, is artist Jun Hao Ong’s latest public installation. Constructed to raise awareness and illuminate the 2015 Urban Xchange art festival, the impressively large-scale sculpture pierces the building’s foundations, radiating outwards with a network of lights.
Appropriately titled The Star, this is just one of Ong’s many light sculptures. The Malaysian artist and architect enjoys experimenting with different light arrangements to couple “low-tech materials with hi-tech applications.” This piece is Ong’s submission to the festival, curated by the Hin Bus Depot, an art centre that aims to inspire the next generation of contemporary artists in Malaysia. The Xchange Festival itself is an event that works to bring together international and local artists and “encourage and challenge the artists and creative potential of the city’s urban environment.”
According to Ong, The Star is a “glitch in current political and cultural climate of the country, it is a manifestation of the sterile conditions of Butterworth, a once thriving industrial port and significant terminal between the mainland and island.” With its four-story tall radiance, the luminescent display certainly draws attention to the proceedings of the art festival in a big way.
By Kristine Mitchell
via My Modern Met
Beautiful and creative table made out of glass by talented artist John Foster.
When the light shines through the “Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table”, various shapes of different colors get projected onto the walls, floor, and ceiling.
Sparkling table will transform any room into unique art installation.