Floating Dancers Installation at New York’s Lincoln Center

Posted by & filed under Art, Installation.

dustin-yellin-NYC-ballet-lincoln-center-Epistrophy-01 dustin-yellin-NYC-ballet-lincoln-center-Epistrophy-02 dustin-yellin-NYC-ballet-lincoln-center-Epistrophy-03 dustin-yellin-NYC-ballet-lincoln-center-Epistrophy-04 dustin-yellin-NYC-ballet-lincoln-center-Epistrophy-05

New York City Ballet has chosen Brooklyn based artist Dustin Yellin to fill in the central hall as part of this year’s installation series. Each of the fifteen glass cubes is made of individual layers of glass, painstakingly painted and put together with mixed media, one by one to form a striking three-dimensional drawing which appears to be floating in the transparent volume. The artist’s distinct style of painting and collage, which resembles explosions of motion and color convey the … Read the rest

String Jungle Gym by Numen For Use

Posted by & filed under Architecture, Design, Installation.

numen-for-use-pavilion-epistrophy-01 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-02 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-03 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-04 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-05 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-06 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-07 numen-for-use-string-jungle-gym-epistrophy-08

Numen For Use: “Prototype of a self supporting inhabitable social sculpture.

The installation is based on production system of large geometric inflated objects. Since the physical behavior of fluids tend to make all inflates spherical, thin parallel ropes are tied on opposite sides of the volume, keeping them parallel to one another. Filigree interiors of this technically invented system are never exposed to public.

When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of Read the rest

The Aether Project at UCLA

Posted by & filed under Architecture, Design, Installation.

aether-project-epistrophy-ucla-01

As a part of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) advanced design studio course “Architectural Intelligence: Exploring Space as an Interactive Medium”, researchers Refik Anadol, Raman Mustafa, Julietta Gil and Farzad Mirshafiei created The Aether Project, an immersive interactive environment that seamlessly combines robotic actuation, formal transformation and real time projection mapping controlled by a sensory input device. The course lead by Guvenc Ozel (previously featured here), Technology Director of the new IDEAS platform of UCLA A.UD, … Read the rest

The Sound of Taste by Grey London

Posted by & filed under Installation, Video.

Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-01 Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-02 Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-03 Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-04 Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-05 Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-06 Schwartz-Unleash-Flavour-Sound-of-Taste-Epistrophy-07

Several tons of black peppercorns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chili and coriander were rigged to explode in perfect sync with a bespoke musical composition. Each explosion represents an individual piano note or chord, which when filmed at high speed, creates a surreal three dimensional soundscape.

Via Grey LdnRead the rest

For Those Who See – Installation by Daniel Schulze

Posted by & filed under Art, Installation.

for-those-who-see-daniel-schulze-epistrophy-01, sound installation, fog, japan media arts festival for-those-who-see-daniel-schulze-epistrophy-02, sound installation, fog, japan media arts festival for-those-who-see-daniel-schulze-epistrophy-03, sound installation, fog, japan media arts festival for-those-who-see-daniel-schulze-epistrophy-04, sound installation, fog, japan media arts festival

This amazing new sound/sculpture installation was a jury recommended work for the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival. The work creates a field of exploding fog clouds through the strategical use of music speakers to push them out. The possibilities of this technology seem infinite and they really remind us of the waterfall graphic print technology that has been around for some time now.

In research of digital information the installation ‘for those who see’ shows the beauty of the Read the rest

Wake and Wonder Thread Installation by Adrian Esparza

Posted by & filed under Art, Installation.

adrian-esparza-epistrophy-wake-and-wonder-serape-blanket-01 adrian-esparza-epistrophy-wake-and-wonder-serape-blanket-02 adrian-esparza-epistrophy-wake-and-wonder-serape-blanket-03 adrian-esparza-epistrophy-wake-and-wonder-serape-blanket-04 adrian-esparza-epistrophy-wake-and-wonder-serape-blanket-05 adrian-esparza-epistrophy-wake-and-wonder-serape-blanket-06

Mexican-American artist Adrian Esparza has taken the ubiquitous South and Central American tradition of recycling to a completely new level. Through a carefully placed field of nail pins on the walls of the Perez Art Museum, the artist has unraveled a traditional Mexican serape blanket to create a fabric mural with unique three-dimensional qualities. Suggestively called “Wake and Wonder”, the installation is considered by its author a self-portrait and explores the life of the artist, raised in and strongly … Read the rest

Katharina Grosse at Metrotech Commons in Brooklyn

Posted by & filed under Art, Installation.

katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, 01 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, 02 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 03 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 04 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 05 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 06 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 07 just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 08 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 09 katharina grosse, just two of us, metrotech commons, brooklyn, epistrophy, installation, 10

Previously on view at Mass MoCA, with a large scale “iceberg-like” installation, Katharina Grosse makes a mark in Downtown Brooklyn. “Just the two of us” is the name of an installation on view through September 14, 2014 by German artist Katharina Grosse. Located at the Metrotech Commons, the colorful fiberglass landscapes transform the park into an open access, urban sculpture garden.

According to the author, the hybrid pieces – a mixture between painting and sculpture – are a … Read the rest

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Expressed in Crystal by Tokujin Yoshioka

Posted by & filed under Design, Installation.

tokujin yoshioka, crystals, swan lake, epistrophy, modern design, closeup tokujin yoshioka, crystals, swan lake, epistrophy, modern design, perspectivetokujin yoshioka, crystals, swan lake, epistrophy, modern design, gallery, observertokujin yoshioka, crystals, swan lake, epistrophy, modern design, gallerytokujin yoshioka, crystals, swan lake, epistrophy, modern design, musical crystalstokujin yoshioka, crystals, swan lake, epistrophy, modern design, crystal painting

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has exposed a bed of crystals to the Tchaikovsky’s music and the result is an incredibly expressive icy surface. The crystals picked up on the tonal vibrations and created these highly specific formations.

“Nature shows us a beauty that exceeds our imagination,” says Tokujin Yoshioka. “The forms of nature are unique and cannot be reproduced. This endows them with mysterious beauty and makes them fascinating to us”.

According to Phenom World, a Netherlands based manufacturer … Read the rest