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ART REVIEW 
The Audience as Art Movement

…if people are not using the swings, “the event of a thread” does not fully exist. When they are in action, the curtain, made of a lightweight silk twill, rises and dips, and the air is stirred, causing further billowing and fluttering…   By 

Arcades by Troika
Beams of light appear to bend into curved gothic arches above this illusory passageway by London design studio Troika at the Interieur design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium

Arcades by Troika

Beams of light appear to bend into curved gothic arches above this illusory passageway by London design studio Troika at the Interieur design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium

“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten

(Source: vimeo.com)

Moon Dust (Apollo 17), 2009 by Spencer Finch
"This hanging light piece represents precisely the chemical composition of moon dust, that was analyzed on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Each light bulb stands for a different atom, the smallest ones represent Oxygen and the large bulbs standing for heavier atoms such as Iron and Chromium."

Moon Dust (Apollo 17), 2009 by Spencer Finch

"This hanging light piece represents precisely the chemical composition of moon dust, that was analyzed on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Each light bulb stands for a different atom, the smallest ones represent Oxygen and the large bulbs standing for heavier atoms such as Iron and Chromium."

Depth-touch by Joshua Peschke

Surreal indoor clouds created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde

The clouds are generated using a smoke machine, but Smilde must carefully monitor a room’s humidity and atmosphere in order to get the smoke to hang so elegantly, and with such life-like form. Backlighting is used to bring out shadows from within the cloud, to give it that look of a looming and ominous rain cloud.
 
"I wanted to make the image of a typical Dutch raincloud inside a space," Smilde told Gizmag. “I’m interested in the ephemeral aspect of the work. It’s there for a brief moment and then the cloud falls apart. The work only exists as a photograph.”
 
The effect is enhanced by Smilde’s choice of setting. For his original work utilizing this method, titled “Nimbus” and first presented in 2010, the artist chose an empty studio with blue walls and a red floor (shown below). The blue walls produce the surreal impression that the clouds are trapped within an enclosed sky. Their ethereal space is preserved, however, by the sharp contrast with the red floor.

When Mercedes wanted to promote its new fuel cell vehicle, instead of placing it squarely in front of everyone in the world, the company decided to make the car invisible. We have video.

3Destruct / AntiVJ

Transparent Wall makes me awake again.

The Transfinite, Ryoji Ikeda


The Transfinite, Ryoji Ikeda

It was great experience and evidence that 

kids can enjoy this type of immersive experience today. 

I should be more confident what I have… 

System:
4 screens create a half-open cube of the space whose edges are 2.5m long and 1.87m long. The illusions of the 3D images are projected to the 4 sides: From front, left, right and ceiling. 3 back projections and 1 front projection can be used.

When participants enter the space, the participants are immersed in the projected environment. The Spatial Flashcard environment gives the users an unique feeling of immersion as you are surrounded by the environment.

Interaction

With exploring the projected environment with the Nintendo wii remote controller, the images on screen are drawn from the perspective of the participant. When the user moves wii controller, the virtual objects appear to be stationary or floating within the extended space.