Image by Steed Taylor via designboom

ARTIST Steed Taylor
PROJECT Daughters and Sons Knot
LOCATION Vermont Ave, Washington DC, USA
YEAR 2010

This graphical groundplane treatment outside the Department of Veterans Affairs on Vermont Ave in Washington DC commemorates American soldiers killed in recent wars. The soldiers’ children’s names were written on the bitumen, and painted over after a dedication ceremony. This sensitive approach to community engagement and commemoration has also resulted in a sophisticated design outcome that activates and transforms the space. The iconic work measures 300 x 60 feet, and can also be seen from Google Maps Satellite View.

Image by Steed Taylor via designboom

Image by Steed Taylor via designboom

via designboom | steed taylor: daughters and sons knot

Eleanor & James Avery / Portcullis (2010) / mirror laminate on ply / 172cm 220cm x 33cm

ARTISTS Eleanor & James Avery
GALLERY Ryan Renshaw Gallery
LOCATION 137 Warry Street Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia
DURATION 24 November – 11 December, 2010
OPENING EVENT Friday 26 November, 6-8pm

We’re looking forward to Eleanor & James Avery’s newest exhibition. Opening next Friday at Ryan Renshaw Gallery.

ARTISTS Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin
LOCATION San Jose International Airport (Gates 22-23)
PROJECT TEAM Jamie Barlow, International Rigging, David Randall, Daniel Massey
PHOTOGRAPHY Spencer Lowell
YEAR 2010

eCLOUD is a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud. Made from unique polycarbonate tiles that can fade between transparent and opaque states, its patterns are transformed periodically by real time weather from around the world.

This permanent interior installation fills and activates the central atrium space in San Jose International Airport, bringing an experience of weather patterns from international locations to passengers waiting to fly out. The eCLOUD makes sophisticated and innovative use of architectural materials to create an elegant, constantly evolving artwork, drawing on data captured from the natural world to animate large suspended pixels in three dimensions.

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ARTIST Roman Ondák
ARTWORK Measuring the Universe, 2007
LOCATION The Temporary Stedelijk at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
DURATION August 28 , 2010 – January 9, 2011

Roman Ondák’s Measuring the Universe, currently exhibited in the Taking Place exhibition at Amsterdam’s Temporary Stedelijk, is a poetic and powerful in its simplicity. Beginning with nothing but an empty space and a simple instruction, the work invites participation and “interaction” from museum visitors.  Leaving a trace of their presence and story behind in a mark on the wall, participants cumulatively create the art themselves. The result is a textual and visual representation of an audience that shared a space and an experience in temporally dispersed moments.

From the gallery:

Measuring the Universe is a participatory artwork that evolves over the course of the exhibition, as museum attendants measure each visitor’s height and inscribe it on the gallery walls. Based on the tradition of marking a child’s height on doorframes as he or she grows, Measuring the Universe begins with empty white walls; however, as the exhibition progresses, the surface gradually darkens as the attendants record the presence of potentially thousands of museumgoers. The work is an ever-evolving wall drawing that is both a public performance and a collective document.

via designboom | roman ondák at the temporary stedelijk

and Stedelijk Museum | Measuring the Universe