May 15th, 2013

I was quite happy to find a video piece by Cinthia Marcelle at the EXPO 1: New York exhibition.

One JCB machine goes through the form of an infinite symbol transporting dirt from one side to the other and then repeats the movement from that side back to the other, like a kind of enlarged sand filled hour glass that never stops rotating.

You might also like this other work by her: Fountain 193.

475 VOLVER by Cinthia Marcelle

Emerging Artist

May 12th, 2013

One module at the EXPO 1: New York exhibition was called ProBio. Josh Kline curated this module which explores the theme of “dark optimism” within the context of the human body and technology. One of the artworks was a video by DIS called “Emerging Artist”. 3 pregnant women caressed each others bellies while a narrative voice talked about the fact that the world is waiting for the next artist to be born. I’m a big fan of DIS.

Here’s a very short clip. I hope they publish it soon online.

Emerging Artist by DIS Magazine

Emerging Artist by DIS Magazine

Here’s the full video

The Column

May 7th, 2013

“The Column” is a video installation by Adrian Paci. A raw block of marble was shipped from China to Paris and during the trip it was transformed into a classical column by Chinese sculptors.

The Column by Adrian Paci

The Column by Adrian Paci

The Column by Adrian Paci

found at pietmondriaan

Every Path Has It’s Puddle

February 28th, 2013

“Every Path Has It’s Puddle” by Brad Downey in collaboration with Thomas Bratzke.

Every Path Has It’s Puddle by Brad Downey

found at rebel:art

Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine

October 19th, 2012

Niklas Roy‘s latest and greatest project: the Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine.

“Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine” is a rope and pulley mechanism, installed in the staircase of the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The mechanism connects the sliding doors of the elevator in one floor with the elevator call button on another floor. Operating in two directions on the first and on the second floor, the contraption automatically moves the elevator cabin in an infinite loop between those two levels.

Watch the video and read his article!


August 6th, 2012

“Asobi” is Yasutoki Kariya’s version of a Newton’s cradle, which you probably know as a desktop toy. Yasutoki made a version with light bulbs which illustrate the transfer of kinetic energy. If you look closely to the video, you will notice that the outer bulbs don’t touch the other ones. But it’s still a very nice installation.

found at collosal

Noisy Typer

July 18th, 2012

Noisy Typer is a new speed project by Theo Watson. It’s a free piece of software which plays typewriter sounds as you type. It runs in the background and works with all applications ( email, web, word etc ). Key sounds include: letter keys, spacebar, backspace, carriage return and scroll up and down. At the moment it’s OS X only.

Mirror Wall

July 4th, 2012

Mirror Wall by Jeppe Hein.

A huge mirror is mounted onto a wall. When visitors enter the space the mirror starts moving subtly and wavelike. Visitors facing the mirror will be irritated by the vibrating reflection of themselves and their surrounding. This sensation causes not only a vague feeling of dizziness but also a latent distrust of one’s own eyes and spatial perception.

found at kiameku

Pulse Machine

June 19th, 2012

“Pulse Machine” is an electromechanical sculpture made by Alicia Eggert and Alexander Reben.

This electromechanical sculpture was ‘born’ in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 June 2012, at 6:18 PM. It has been programmed to have the average human lifespan of babies born in Tennessee on that same day: approximately 78 years. The kick drum beats its heartbeat (at 60 beats per minute), and the mechanical counter displays the number of heartbeats remaining in its lifetime. An internal, battery-operated clock keeps track of the passing time when the sculpture is unplugged. The sculpture will die once the counter reaches zero.

Blind Self Portrait Machine

June 4th, 2012

“Blind Self Portrait Machine” is collaboration between Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets. They’ve build a machine which can help you draw your own self portrait.

While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw.

found at Make blog