Interactive "Firewall" Installation by Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison's "Firewall" installation uses a stretched sheet of spandex as a membrane interface sensitive to depth. People can push the spandex and create fire-like visuals as well as play music. Watch a very cool video after the jump!

Saltworks by Motoi Yamammoto

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Japanese artist Motoi Yamammoto creates stunning installations with one simple ingredient: salt. The large-scale installations feature incredible detail and intricate patterns. When you attend a funeral in Japanese culture, sometimes salt is thrown over oneself as a cleansing act. Motoi's sister passed away at a young age and from this tragedy stemmed the idea of using salt in his work, creating what he calls labyrinths and mazes. Watch a video after the jump!

"Hundreds and Thousands" @ Vivid Sydney 2013

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Thousands of LED lights cover a walk-through tunnel at Vivid Sydney 2013. The installation, created by Designworks and Australian charity, The Benevolent Society features individually controlled lights that respond to visitors on the ground interacting with them. They are also controlled by Tweets! The more people that share their "hopes" via the ground or Twitter, the more dynamic the LED effects become.

Watch: Silk Pavilion built with the help of 6,500 silkworms

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Beginning with a CNC machine to lay down a primary structure of silk threads, the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT media lab then released a swarm of 6,500 silkworms at the bottom of the scaffold to spin non-woven silk patches to reinforce the gaps across the structure. The geometry of the base structure was created using an algorithm influenced by the silkworm's ability to generate a 3-dimensional cocoon. Watch a video after the jump!

Kimsooja's "To Breathe - A Mirror Woman"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
South Korean-born artist Kimsooja has had a long, intense career full of installations, performances, photography, videos and site-specific project. This particular installation from 2006 is at the Palace de Cristal in Madrid. Exploiting the structure of the building while also leaving it intact, Kimsooja installed a mirror on the floor to multiply and unify the original architectural space. A translucent diffraction grating film also covers the glazed dome and wall of the crystal palace. Awesome.

Installations by Zimoun

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
Swiss artist Zimoun creates fantastic sound installations. His most recent project is also his first permanent work. Located inside an abandoned toluene tank in Dottikon Switzerland, the installation surrounds the inner walls with his trademark dc-motors and cotton balls (329 of them). The thumping, whirring and rhythmic result is incredible and something we would love to see! View videos of this and his other installations after the jump...

Ai Weiwei "S.A.C.R.E.D" Installation @ Venice Art Biennale, 2013

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Ai Weiwei has become the most interesting artist in the world in our eyes, with a constant outout of provocative, thought-provoking works in the face of his constant battle with the Chinese government. Currently on display during the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Ai Weiwei has created S.A.C.R.E.D. "a six-part work composed of six iron boxes depicting scenes from the chinese artist's 81-day incarceration back in 2011."

Tomás Saraceno's "14 Billion" Installation

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
This morning we go back and take a look at an installation by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno from 2010. Entitled 14 Billion, the incredible site-specific exhibit is an extension of another work aptly titled Galaxy Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider's Web. 

Installations by Jacob Hashimoto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Jacob Hashimoto likes kites. We assume. Many of his installations involve thousands of white kite-like circular and hanging parts handmade from fabric glued to bamboo frames. Often suspended from the ceiling, the thousands of fans form a collective cloud throughout the room (one of the installations even features clouds painted on the fabric).

Michael Johansson: "Real Life Tetris" Studio Visit + Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This past winter, Michael Johansson, famous for his "real-life Tetris" public and museum installations, opened "Familar Abstractions" at Vigeland Museet in Olso, Norway. During the preparation for that show, our friend and contributor Henrik Haven caught up with Johansson at his studio in Malmø, Sweden. Even in his space, everything has a place, in its right place.