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Saturday, 9th February 2013 at 11:01am
Ever felt that the sound of water dripping was slightly rhythmic and musical? If not, you may want to reconsider after seeing the new installation at the 303 gallery in New York by American artist Doug Aitken.
The piece, called Sonic Fountain, is part of the gallery's 100 Years exhibition and features five rods that drip water into a pool below. The dripping is not random; it is released at special intervals to create a variety of patterns and shapes, with the sound amplified by the location and the pool itself having been specially excavated out of the floor of the gallery.
The piece is quiet and tranquil with a milky white glow coming from the pool and a breath like rhythm from the water drops.
Watch a video of the exhibition below.
Sunday, 15th July 2012 at 8:51am
'The Gallery of Lost Art' is a year-long online exhibition curated by the Tate and developed by UK creative studio ISO.
The exhibition displays artwork that has disappeared due to theft, arson, rejection or simply been discarded by the owner.
"Art history tends to be the history of what has survived," reflects the gallery's curator Jennifer Mundy, 'but loss has shaped our sense of art’s history in ways that we are often not aware of.
"The website is visually structured as an open warehouse floor, viewed from above, with different chalk headers on the ground delineating the subject of that area of the gallery: destroyed, stolen, discarded, rejected, erased, or ephemeral. users can zoom into particular areas, and by clicking on specific projects they can access essays, photos, film footage or interviews, and other material about the artwork."
Why the the piece of art was lost is also documented and the site will add one new piece each week for six months. Six months after the exhibition closes the website will disappear itself.
Click here to go to the site.
Sunday, 26th February 2012 at 7:30am
They are both massive installations created from everyday objects. 'Bird' is constructed from nails of various lengths and towers 12 feet tall whilst 'Everyman' uses a diverse variety of household items, such as paint brushes, bottle caps and work boots, to create a 90-foot figure within the gallery space.
Due to the sheer size and impact of both sculptures, Ryman's installation has been separated in two parts - 'Everyman' has taken up residence in the 293 Tenth Avenue location while the 27th Street space hosts the Bird, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem, 'The Raven'.
Beautiful structures that really catch the eye.
See more sculptures and how they were constructed on Design Boom.