Raku Inoue - Monsters & Creatures. Alphabet letters made with polymer clay.
Transmography: Fairytale Portraits of Queers Beyond the Gender Binary, by Najva Sol and Molly Crabapple.
The most viral art I ever co-made
I may have already reblogged this, but I can’t remember… so here ya go. This is super rad.
Do you remember a time when telephone booths were commonplace? When was the last time you used a public telephone, let alone a pay phone that lived inside a transparent little room of its own? Phone booths have become a relic and a mysterious five-member Japanese art collective, known only as Kingyobu (meaning “goldfish club”), is transforming these relics into awesome works of art.
The goldfish tank phone booths have been popping up on the streets of Osaka, Japan:
“Details remain murky – like, why? – but the group seems to have debuted their contraption at an art festival in late 2011, and have gone on to install several others throughout 2012.
Spectators have pointed out that it appears as if the goldfish are sandwiched between 2 sheets of glass, making for a cruel yet visually stunning functional phone booth. But that does not seem to be the case. Based on the making-of images, these are actual fish tanks.”
[via Spoon & Tamago]
Massive river of 10,000 discarded books flows through Melbourne.
For The Light in Winter Festival, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus was commissioned to create a work of art that, quite literally, stopped traffic. 10,000 discarded books, donated by public libraries and collected by the Salvation Army, were lit up and then arranged to look like a massive river flowing through the city. On the final night of the installation, visitors were encouraged to take the books home.
Via My Modern Met.
Green Pedestrian Crossing created by Jody Xiong
The China Environmental Protection Foundation developed an outdoor campaign, displayed on the street, to creatively promote this message. They decided to leverage a busy pedestrian crossing; a place where both pedestrians and drivers meet.
The campaign involved laying a canvas 12.6 metres long by 7 metres wide on the ground, thus covering the pedestrian crossing with a large leafless tree. On either side of the road, beneath the traffic lights, were placed sponge cushions soaked in green, environmentally friendly, washable paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing, they stepped on the green sponge, thus leaving green foot imprints on the canvas of the tree. Each ‘green’ footprint on the canvas looked like leaves growing on a bare tree, which made people feel that by walking they could create a greener environment.
The ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was carried out across 7 thoroughfares in Shanghai. The campaign was then extended to 132 roads across 15 cities in China, with a participation exceeding 3,920,000 people.
Watch their video below: