An Infinity Room of endless reflections

A renowned artist is exhibiting a magical ‘Infinity Room’ in a New York gallery.

Lucas Samaras’ interactive installation, Doorway, is completely covered and filled with mirrors, which produce intriguing effects with colour, light, and perspective, giving visitors a unique sense of weightlessness.

Doorway has been on display at the Pace Gallery as part of the artist’s latest exhibition, Album 2.

Samaras, who made his impact on the art scene in 1966, has a history of creating mirrored room installations, including Room No. 2, Paraxena, and Mirrored Cell.

Take a closer look at Doorway here and tell us if you would like to experience an Infinity Room.

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Britain’s tallest sculpture gains a slide

London architecture firm Bblur has designed an epic slide, which will wrap around the tallest sculpture in the UK.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower in London’s Olympic Park, will be home to a slide that allows visitors to exit the tower in a more stylish way than usual – at 15mph.

The slide itself, which will be around 180m long, will get riders to the bottom in approximately 40 seconds, giving them a unique view of the city skyline along the way.

Opening in spring 2016, the slide may become a new hit tourist attraction – read more about this fun idea here.

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An industrial labyrinth

A Belgian design team has created an industrial twist on the famous Labyrinth, playing with space and structure for an interactive experience.

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’s one kilometre ‘Labyrint’ sculpture consists of 186 tonnes of steel, which form intricate corridors five metres high.

The installation uses large geometric shapes, such as cones and spheres, to create intriguing voids and offer unique perspectives for visitors, allowing them to see into other sections and outside the maze.

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the C-Mine Art Centre in Genk, Labyrint also features a steel tower, which provides a bird’s eye view of the sculpture.

Take a closer look at Labyrint here and tell us if you would dare to experience it.

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An artist has created a stunning immersive light installation in Amsterdam.

Daan Rossegaarde’s ‘Waterlicht’ creates the illusion that the city’s museum square (Museumplein) is under water, thanks to the undulating lines of light projected by the installation.

The experience was designed to convey the Netherlands’ relationship with water, especially in light of the museum’s recent acquisition of a painting of St Peter’s Flood in 1651, contrasting the 17th Century depiction of water with Rossegaarde’s modern intepretation.

Watch the installation below and let us know what you think of it.

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‘Dancing House’ light installation

Dancing housesAn artist is presenting an interesting project for the Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. 

Klaus Obermaier’s ‘Dancing House’ interactive installation allows you to distort a house while you move.

Visitors can stand in front of the display, where they are invited to move their arms and bodies to change the building’s shape and hear the sound of the wind as they do so. 

As this festival becomes increasingly popular (over half a million visitors in the previous years), it has been named one of Europe’s top 10 light art festivals.

Watch the video below and tell us what you think about it.

A shimmering landscape made from thousands of CDs

CD landscapeAn artist has created a piece of art made of 60,000 old CDs.

French artist Elise Morin introduced the Waste Landscape installation last year at Kunsthalle in Košice, Slovakia during White Night 2014.

The vast mass of the hand-sewn CDs on inflatable mounds looks different to everyone in the audience due to the various lighting schemes.

The artist explains that the choice of a CD is a symbolic one when responding to the growing waste produced by modern society – for her, it represents the vision of the economy of western societies in the second part of the 20th century.

Take a look at the video of the installation below and tell us what you think.


Colourful flowers frozen in ice

Ice FlowersA botanical artist in Tokyo has encased colourful flowers in blocks of ice, exploring how this changes the plants’ life cycles.

Makoto Azuma’s ‘Ice Flowers’ enhances the vibrancy and size of the bouquets, which have been arranged in a derelict warehouse outside of the city.

However, as the ice melts, the flowers will wither, until they are left in puddles of water.

Azuma says: ‘please enjoy how flowers and ice change themselves over time in the ruins far from human existence – it is an inorganic space that makes a vivid contrast with flowers’.

Take a closer look at the installation here and tell us what you think of it.


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