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Great Fire 350 : London’s Burning

Artichoke’s festival of arts and ideas, London’s Burning, marked 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666. The festival programme included a range of artworks that explored the historical and contemporary themes of the Fire presented through art installations, performances and talks. Watch the finale of London’s Burning, London 1666, a large scale representation of 17th … Continue reading

Alberobello Light Festival, Apulia, Italy. July 23 – 31, 2016

The Alberobello Light Festival in Apulia, southern Italy, presents multimedia and light installations, video mapping, and performances by international artists André Banha, Claudia Reh, Katarzyna Malejka and Joachim Sługocki, Tilen Sepič, Mario and Dimitri (Maro Avrobou and Dimitri Xenakis), Bulb (Cyril Minois and Pascale Delaye), Matthew Watkins, in the evocative architecture of a UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

Connect(us) – Warren Langley and Trent Baker, Perth, Australia

Australian artist, Warren Langley, and industrial designer, Trent Baker, have created a 110-metre long suspended sculpture, Connect(us), that continually interacts with its surroundings, for the new King’s Square redevelopment in Perth CBD, Western Australia. The purpose-moulded polyethylene and modular forms express Langley’s interest in ‘light as volume’ and evoke the sense of pedestrian movement through the … Continue reading

Drone 100: Ars Electronica Futurelab

A spectacle produced by the Ars Electronica Futurelab for Intel, the digital chip maker, created a performance where 100 drones (spaxels) took to the sky simultaneously. 7 degrees Celsius, hardly any wind, no rain, not a cloud in the sky—on the evening of November 4th 2015 at Ahrenlohe Airfield near Hamburg, Germany. At 17:45 sharp, … Continue reading

Michael Pinsky – I’m Laughing at Clouds, Cambridge UK

I’m Laughing at Clouds, commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University for the courtyard of the new Young Street Buildings in Cambridge, is an ensemble of nine tactile columns, which detect the heartbeat of participants and convert their systolic readings into a composition of light and sound. I’m Laughing at Clouds modifies public lighting to make it react … Continue reading