A long time resident of Brooklyn, Kennedy created the series titled “In Service of a Villain” as an artistic response to the rapid gentrification around him. "It’s based on a narrative which reflects contemporary situations,” Kennedy told ANIMAL in an interview for Metro New York. “A lot of the street signs are from places in Brooklyn that have history and weight, places that are losing that particular culture.”
fully-functioning pipe organ is made from 250 pringles cans The artists used Original, Sour Cream and Onion, and Tortilla Pringles to build the organ which they explain was inspred by the organ in The Goonies. Will Bates (cofounder of Fall On Your Sword) explains how the organ works, "We built ten keys below the organ's pipes by connecting the cans to springs. Pushing a key triggers a tone, causing air generated by hidden fans within the tubes to flow out of the pipes at the top of the organ. "We want the piece to feel like a real instrument, so the tones will be based on manipulated recordings of organ tones and resonances played through the cans themselves. Participants can make up their own tune, and have their own unique experience with the piece."
Brazilian photographer Cássio Vasconcellos creates virtually impossible aerial views of giant parking lots that extend indefinitely. His pictures are made up of thousands of individual photos. Rows of cars are photographed from above and then reassembled into a single seamless composite image, creating entire walls of them to great effect. Seen from a distance, the huge panels resemble large mosaics composed of thousands of individual colored tiles. On closer examination, however they reveal the intricacy and complexity of Vasconcellos' masterful compositions.
Mark Colliass has devised an ingenious contraption that allows people to create a lampshade while riding a bike. The device rotates a lampshade mould when fitted to the front wheel of an ordinary bike. The user pours jesmonite, a bio resin, into the lampshade mould and begins to cycle, the mold rotates and begins to form a hollow cylinder - after about 40 minutes of biking, the jesmonite sets to create a new lampshade. Speaking about the project Colliass says, "People need to reconnect with products and one of the best ways to do that is to involve them in the manufacturing process."
album covers superimposed on their Google Street View locations, a French artist living inside the body of a hollowed out taxidermied bear as part of an art performance piece, three dimensional wire drawings by Dawn Wilson and a large art installation in Pakistan that targets predator drone operators.
Portrait of Jackie Chan Made Out of 64,000 Chopsticks.
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Dutch artist Jeroen Bisscheroux recently created a large carpet-like installation in Osaka, Japan that gives the illusion of an the empty, deteriorating swimming pool. The project titled "POOL, loss of color", brings light to the devastating tsunami that affected the Sendai, Japan region and related events involving the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The installation “brings the impact of the disaster back to human proportions; the understandable human proportions of the dimension of a swimming pool”.