The designers at a group called HQ Architects have created these 30-foot interactive flowers that open up and seem to bloom when people walk by to look at them. The installation, called “WARDE," is part of a public art initiative in Jerusalem, Israel. You can see the flower art in action below, or go here to see more details of how it actually works. Discuss
The Internet is full of sensational headlines that oversell the content of a video or an article, but this compilation of hyperrealistic 3D drawings from artist Stefan Pabst is actually pretty mind-bending. Employing a technique called anamorphosis, Pabst can trick your eyes and mind to thinking a two dimensional, ink-on-paper sketch is an actual,3D object. It’s pretty nuts. Discuss
Ever been in an art gallery and thought “I could do that?” Well so do janitors, apparently. A cleaning crew at Museion gallery in Bolzano, Italy recently mistook an installation for post-party refuge (takes one to know one, right?) and cleaned it up. Of course, who could blame them? As described by TheLocal.it:
“On arrival, they found empty bottles strewn across the floor, cigarette butts, confetti and even shoes and clothes. It looked like it had been quite a night, but the cleaning staff were unfazed and set about restoring order.”
Thankfully, the refuse—which was actually a piece titled “Where shall we go dancing tonight?” by Milanese artists Goldschmied & Chiari—was saved before it hit the recycling bin. “It takes more than a broom to wipe out a decade of Italian history and declare an artwork rubbish!” the duo declared to IB Times UK. Party on, guys. Party on. Discuss
Everyone who’s ever thought the walls have ears is about to feel really validated. In Singapore, inanimate objects on the street can talk. As reported by Mashable, for the next week in the city, if you send a text to certain hydrants, lap posts, and even the famous Merlion sculpture, they’ll text back with intelligent, personalized responses.
The art project was created by London-based Pan Studio. If you can’t actually go to Singapore to query the landscape in person, this video gives you a pretty good idea how the project is being rolled out.
Morning commute got you down? Jarbas Agnelli has you covered. The Brazilian artist has been analyzing New York traffic patterns to create a piece called, appropriately enough, “Cars on the Lanes.” In it, notes are assigned to cars as they pass a designated spot on the freeway—thus creating a jittery, electronic composition.
“The musical translation of random patterns of nature or mankind,” explains Agnelli. “Since everything moves (from galaxies to atoms) and every moving pattern can be read as numbers or notes, then everything contains music. When we cross this with the human spirit, and combine those patterns in a pleasant way, we have the chance to transform them in art.”
Check out the strange and wonderful final product below.
Is your day off to a rough start? At least it’s probably not as bad as this 12-year-old boy’s, who, during a visit to an art exhibition in Taiwan, tripped and fell into a $1.5 million painting. While trying to catch himself, the youngster ended up poking a large hole in the canvas. The whole unfortunate episode was, of course, captured on a security camera. Fortunately though, the young art fan won’t be held responsible for the accident. According to the Focus Taiwan News Channel, the exhibition’s organizers plan on requesting that an insurance company pay to have the painting restored. Discuss