Viewing Installation art is always an experience, female artists Cornelia Parker and Astrid Bin do an amazing job of bringing movement and volume to objects. Their installations make you feel as though you experienced a suspended moment in time.
She is best known for large-scale installations such as Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), where she had a garden shed blown up by the British Army and suspended the fragments as if suspending the explosion process in time. In the centre was a light which cast the shadows of the wood dramatically on the walls of the room.
“I resurrect things that have been killed off… My work is all about the potential of materials – even when it looks like they’ve lost all possibilities.” Cornelia Parker 1991
Cold dark matter: an exploded view,1991
Hanging fire- suspected Arson 1999.
Subconscious of a monument 2001
She is an interdisciplinary artist who works in two dimensional, three dimensional, and four dimensional (time-based and performance works). Astrid has exhibited in Canada, the UK, Italy, Portugal and Germany, and is currently based in Berlin. Below is an example of her work “One thousand means of escape”.
(Via: ddiracrchitecture studio, the art desk, Astrid Bin facebook, Wiki)
and the Evergreen brick works……
If you haven’t heard of this former brick manufacturing quarry in downtown Toronto it is a centre for experiencing the relationship between nature, culture and community. It should be on your summer must see list.
Bike or walk from Rosedale subway station through the tree lined trails, take the TTC, or drive there ~ It’s worth it. Located: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8(416) 596-1495 website: ebw.evergreen.ca
View from the old quarry looking south toward the centre. The centre is a great example of adaptive reuse of more than 95% of existing buildings.
Wildlife-friendly stormwater management channels, swales and pond allow for turtles, fish, birds and other animals and insects to live comfortably.The above image is the view from the lookout down onto walking trails in the quarry.
Evergreen Brick Works is situated in the heart of Toronto’s ravine network, adjacent to the Lower Don River and within its floodplain. Mud Creek runs through the site and four ponds filter stormwater and provide habitat in the quarry gardens.
Sculptural living wall adds an Eco-friendly artistic touch to the outdoor space.
The site uses collected rainwater to irrigate gardens, service washrooms and provide water for the cooling tower on the roof of the Centre for Green Cities.
They have done an amazing job of incorporating beautiful installation art throughout the outdoor and indoor spaces.
Here you can see one of the indoor educational gathering spaces.
You can walk through the old production area to see the kilns, some old equipment and graffiti. Check out there website to see whats going on this summer ebw.evergreen.ca
I love paint, it’s the easiest way to update a space and it can make a big impact on a low budget. The battle as a designer is always getting people to move away from builders beige and towards more vibrant colours. When I saw how far these homeowners took their paint choices and composition I didn’t know what to think. Are these houses worthy of a standing O or a head tilt?
…. Definitely a slow clap for making life more interesting.
Rainbow House; located in San Fransisco on Clipper St.
Guy who loves 101 dalmatians movies. Not a guess, fact published in the Telegraph.
Former G.I Joe? Pure guess, based on very little.
This was apparently a wedding gift to a newly wed couple – which was revealed when they got back from their honeymoon. haha! Good friends?
The the unofficial Burberry house; Artist Jens Werner Andersen from Norway painted his house in Burberry pattern. He apparently woke up one day and thought it would be a fun idea.
Above: The borough of Delfshaven, Rotterdam – derelict building was to be demolished, painted blue prior to demo and has since turned into an overnight sensation.
Below: As a big fan of installation art I was drawn to these two locations because they brought a unique twist to these predictable roads.
Location: Vercorin, Switzerland created by installation artist Lang Bauman.
Ready.Steady. Go! project Location: Graz, Austria.
During Design Month Graz 2010 the project „Ready. Steady. Go!“ by architects Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller won the first prize in the design competition for the installation of a visual frame in the Jakomini district.
(Images: www.onlineweblibrary.com, www.thetelegraph.co.uk, www.archdwell.com, www.deezen.com)