The landmark “Tiger & Turtle” sculpture that resembles a roller coaster is pictured at the former zinc smeltery’s grounds Krupp Mannesmann in the Angerpark in Duisburg-Wanheim on Jan. 13. One hundred twenty tons of galvanized steel are mounted and welded for the sculpture on the heap. The walkway area will amount to 220 meters including 249 steps. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images) (via Daily Life: January 2013 - The Big Picture - Boston.com)
Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth at the Tate Modern “asks questions about the interaction of sculpture and space, about architecture and the values it enshrines, and about the shaky ideological foundations on which Western notions of modernity are built. In particular, Salcedo is addressing a long legacy of racism and colonialism that underlies the modern world.”
Due to a bunch of people falling into the gash (though IMHO you’d have to be trying quite hard to get anything stuck in there) they’ve now put up a safety barrier. There’s probably a deep sociological point to be made there, about people being prevented from hurting themselves on artistic points about racial schism. But I can’t summon it.
Love = Love is a series of surreal and spectacular landscape photographs that were created using pieces from over 60 store-bought jigsaw puzzles. Since manufacturers occasionally use the same die to cut more than one puzzle, I was able to use each piece in its proper position within the grid of the puzzle. I deconstructed the original idyllic images first by removing flowers and skies from each puzzle and then by re-combining them to form disorienting and fractured montages.”—Artist Kent Rogowski”
As Google’s Street View cars rumble through our cities and towns, they don’t capture merely the geography of our streets and buildings. They see and record the life there, people going about their days.
Those inadvertent portraits are now moving back from the digital realm to our earthly one, in artist Paolo Cirio’s projectStreet Ghosts.
Cirio finds images of humans on the streets of Street View and creates life-sized prints of them, and places them back on the spot where they were originally captured, such as in the picture above, taken from a Street View image of Dircksenstrasse in Berlin. As he describes it, his project exposes “the specters of Google’s eternal realm of private, misappropriated data: the bodies of people captured by Google’s Street View cameras, whose ghostly, virtual presence I marked in Street Art fashion at the precise spot in the real world where they were photographed.”
“A continual loop of sounds, number fragments and strobe-lit patterns that echo the artist’s interest in mathematics, the subconscious and the digital world.
Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses.
In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up a transformative environment in which visitors confront data on a scale that defies comprehension, experiencing the infinite.”
A chinese couple takes a picture in an interactive installation art work named ‘You and Me’ on Valentine’s Day at 798 Art Zone in Beijing, China. Valentine’s Day has become one of the most popular Western festivals celebrated in China. (Feng Li/Getty Images) (via Seeing red: Valentine’s Day 2012 - The Big Picture - Boston.com)
This is a disaster caught in freeze-frame, the above image is not a computer render but a real 3D object. Tel Aviv-based artist Eyal Gever uses software to simulate catastrophes on screen (in this case a to buses crashing) and then turns the most compelling frames into 50cm resin models, using a £215,000 Objet 3D printer. (via How Tel Aviv artist Eyal Gever catches catastrophes in 3D (Wired UK))