The Scottish sculptor, David Mach, creates installations from commonplace waste or found objects used in innumerable quantity. The sheer repetition of the object reduces it to a kind of pixel in a giant image; in itself not particularly important, but combined in their multitude, able to depict any image in infinite detail.
This installation from 2012 depicts a massive and devastating flood, swirling and gushing on a sea of magazines, each of which is precisely placed to create the illusion. It is a tsunami of media, engulfing the trinkets of life. Read more
This rubber duck, the work of Dutch artist Florian Hofman, has been touring the world since 2007 you can see it in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour until the 9th of June. Read more
Isotope v.2 by Nonotak
The artists Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto, otherwise known as Nonotak, have created Isotope v.2, a light and sound installation that is a response to the infamous Fukushima power plant incident.
Using the the trajectory of events at the wreaked plant as a metaphor, the action starts in a gentle king of way, building into an aggressive, piercing, assault on the person imprisoned within the confines of the installation. Read more
The US artist, Michael Jantsen, has made this proposal, that by virtue of its serrated balustrading detail, looks as though it is made of Lego. In so doing he questions the accepted notion that bridges are uppermost utilitarian objects.
The artist Alex Schweder explores performance architecture and space through his art.
When we approach or inhabit a building there is a physical human interaction with it. This interaction is a kind of performance and it is this that Schweder draws attention to. We tend to see the building, and our inhabitation of it, as separate. And mistakenly, we believe they are virtually independent – we do as we like in the building don’t we?
By exaggerating the interrelations between the user and the architecture, we see that the building influences how we use the space far more than even architects might have imagined. Read more