Neon Rice Field
Vong Phaophanit’s installation, “Neon Rice Field” was made for the Turner Prize exhibition in 1993 for which he was nominated. Phaophanit’s Lao heritage has remained an important influence on his art, with many of his works embodying the contradictions and challenges that reflect his identity as a Lao person living in England. This installation integrates traditional methods of farming with signs of urbanisation, and consists of neon lights that emit a seductive red glow from beneath the surface of several tonnes of translucent grains of rice in the contours of a ploughed field. It was exhibited at Tate Britain (approx. 12 x 7m), Serpentine Gallery (approx. 15 x 8m), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (approx. 15 x 4m).
Source: Vong Phaophanit
Loess 1, 2012. 7 ceramic elements, dimensions variable.
Loess 2, 2012. Ceramic, dimensions variable.
Loess ( /ˈloʊ.əs/, /ˈlʌs/, /ˈlɛs/, or UK: /ˈlɜːs/) is an aeolian sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown silt, typically in the 20–50 micrometre size range, twenty percent or less clay and the balance equal parts sand and silt that are loosely cemented by calcium carbonate. It is usually homogeneous and highly porous and is traversed by vertical capillaries that permit the sediment to fracture and form vertical bluffs. The word loess, with connotations of origin by wind-deposited accumulation, is of German origin and means “loose.” It was first applied to Rhine River valley loess about 1821. – wikipédia~
Loess is the title of a series of totem-like sculptures created by French artist MARION VERBOOM whose work is often inspired by the structures and forms in the built environment and topography that surrounds her.
Fabricated from ceramics with a combination of layers of textures and colors, these pieces resemble sleek, rectangular columns or pillars establishing VERBOOM‘s interest in making sculptures with dimensions that relate to the human body in ways similar to architectural barriers and monuments.
Between pure geometrical form, art historical resemblance and utopian architecture, her sculpures and drawings isolate element (any detail or ornamentation) such as cornices, flying buttresses, which become through a change of skill, layout or rendering of matter, the basic unit for her work.
all images courtesy of the artistvia:
the cocoon: Jesuit Chapel, Place of the Holy Sepulcher
Pinter is interested in the representation of a world in tension between stasis and movement, and particularly to the breath, the “pneuma.”
Caten , Kinetic sound installation (Saint Sauveur chapel in Caen)
Still images in this earlier post
Caten | 2012
Kinetic sound installation
Designed for the Saint Sauveur chapel in Caen, Caten is a site specific, kinetic sound installation comprised of 300 wires suspended in the chapel. Gravity pulls the wires into a parabolic shape that mimics the arched interior spaces of the church as a rotating arm attached to the wires causes them to rise and fall. The motor emits a series of notes inspired by hymn to St John the Baptist, as the new notes play, the lower frequency notes continue to resonate throughout the space— referencing the incantations and chants that once filled the space.
Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto
via: THE HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Olafur EliassonYour black horizon / Your activity horizon (2005)
In a windowless pavilion a thin horizontal line directed through a narrow gap at eye level serves as the primary light source. The light is constantly changing colors and rotates through the color spectrum every few minutes. The light installation was calibrated to the specific light conditions of Venice. While Your activity horizon tried to capture the northern light of Iceland, Your black horizon seizes the Mediterranean light of the laguna. Accurate light recordings have been taken from sunrise to sunset to study the spectrum of light and its intensity.
Created by art collective rAndom International, choreographer Wayne McGregor, and composer Max Richter, FUTURE SELF is a project that explores human movement, interactive technologies, light, and sound. This video documents the process and the result — an otherworldy performance at the MADE exhibition space.