Category : art antics

Melvin the Mini Machine

May 2nd, 2012 by Jeff | 0

Melvin the Mini Machine from HEYHEYHEY.

MÖBIUS - Federation Square

August 31st, 2011 by Jeff | 0

 

MÖBIUS was created by the Melbourne, Australia-based design firm Eness.

For a Good Time call (323) 843-4652

December 8th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

323 Projects has created You’ve Got Problems? We’ve Got Solutions, an exhibition that offers a practical guide for enlightened living. Actually, it’s a daily inspirational message from the artist Tucker Nee that is designed to eradicate those demons, kick start the healing process and set you on the fast track to transformation.

Gristleism

December 18th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

 

Just in time for Christmas, Gristleism from Chris Carter.

Park(ing) Day

September 18th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Happy Park(ing) Day. See a slideshow of the newly-global phenomena and read more.

G’vnors’ Belgian History Explored

September 18th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

There’s a crazy faux-archeological dig going on in New York Harbor right now. Belgian artist Geert Hautekiet is curating a dig on Governors Island which includes artifacts from the former Belgian/French settlers’ collection of commercially unsuccessful snow globes, like one depicting a small boy being chased by two polar bears. Read a full report in the New York Times or go to Hautekiet’s site, The Archaeological Dig to read more. For pictures of the site, check out this photo slideshow.

The site also includes a number of sculpturelike apparatuses for scaring off birds, the result — according to what Mr. Hautekiet said the archaeologists have pieced together — of a troubling period in the town’s history in 1953 called the Plague of Birds. A monthslong infestation was apparently caused when the Spanish gas station owner, distraught that his wife had left him for a trucker, built hundreds of intricate and alluring bird houses and placed them around his business, where they can now be seen.

I’d Like to Welcome Our Fire-Breathing Amphibious Dragon Overloards

September 10th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Japanese artist Yanobe Kenji created an animatronic fire-breathing dragon boat for the ongoing Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka.

Banksy v Bristol Museum

June 15th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Banksy has installed more than 100 works at Bristol’s City Museum.

BART Swings

April 29th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Bart swingsA few pranksters installed swings in a BART train Monday night. According to witnesses, a team of six or so people hopped on to a north-bound train from 24th Street station in San Francisco around 8:30 p.m. [Monday] night, installed three matching red swings, and then exited at 16th Street leaving their swings behind for public consumption.. See photos of the BART swingers.

Lucas Murgida

April 28th, 2009 by Jeff | 0


Lucas Murgida at 667 Shotwell from Chris Sollars.

I Welcome Our Giant Baby Robot Overlords

April 2nd, 2009 by Jeff | 2 comments

 

As a part of last weekend’s Roppongi Art Night in Tokyo, sculptor Kenji Yanobe unleashed a 24-foot tall Giant Torayan robot that sings, dances and spits fire. See more pictures of the giant fire-spitting baby robot.

Jason de Caires Taylor

March 25th, 2009 by Jeff | 2 comments

Things are a lot creepier underwater. In 2006 English artist Jason de Caires Taylor created one of the world’s first underwater sculpture parks in Grenada, West Indies and soon will create another, larger one off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan pennisula. He’s also got plans for a land-based sculpture park in Crete that uses sculptures filled with earth and seeds from native plant species which will eventually continue his theme of organic transformation. See some photos or watch a video and swim among de Caires Taylor’s creepy sculptures.

Street With a View

January 25th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Pittsburgh artists Benjamin Kinsley and Robin Hewlet and the Mattress Factory museum teamed up with Google to create an interactive art piece using Google Streetview. They created scenes along Sampsonia Way in Pittsburg that could have taken place, but probably could never have all happened at the same time. A ten-foot plucked chicken sits behind a chainlink fence, two men have a medieval sword fight, a faux marathon runs by, firefighters save a cat in a tree, a garage band plays in a garage, and a high school marching band parades by in just a few blocks of Sampsonia Way at the same time. Read more or watch video of how they pulled it off.

The Cans Festival

May 20th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

A few weeks ago in London Banksy’s Cans Festival took over an old train platform near Waterloo Station (with the approval of the manager of the site, Eurostar) and invited people to come down, look and add their own stencils. Check out these photos of the walls and the huge crowds of Londoners who went. And videos of the fest.

Time Stands Still

February 1st, 2008 by Jeff | 0

Great video of 207 people frozen in place for 5 minutes in Grand Central Station.

I, Like, Live at the Mall

October 3rd, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Michael Townsend and seven other artists built a 750-square-foot apartment in the parking garage of a Providence, RI shopping mall four years ago and had lived there for up to three weeks at a time while documenting mall life. Their home sweet mall was only recently discovered and Townsend was sentenced with probation. See the website documenting the experience and a few photos of the place.

Pillowig

July 18th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Interactive Telecommunications student Joo Youn Paek has created some really great objects. Pillowig is one of the best. It lets users to sleep comfortably whenever and whenever they’d like.

New Amsterdam City - The Big Orange

June 5th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Neue Dutch activists say it’s time to return New York to its rightful owner- The Netherlands. Give us Back New York! has some photos and videos of what New Amsterdam City would look like. No more amnesty for the English immigrants in New Amsterdam!

Theo Jansen

May 30th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Dutch artist Theo Jansen uses yellow plastic tubes to make mechanical skeletons which walk on the wind. Watch the videos where he lets them loose to ramble on the beach. Check out Animaris Currens Ventosa.

Eyelocks

December 29th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

One of those days when I feel like my eyelashes need a trim.