Emer Värk

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Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion

Patrick Hughes is an artist like no other – he doesn't do 'normal' and presides over all conventions to create insanely mind-bending paintings that …

Imaginary Soundscape

Online project from Qosmo generates ambient sounds to Google Streetview panoramas through Deep Learning processes, interpreting the visuals for appropriate sounds:<p>“Imaginary Soundscape” is a web-based sound installation, in which viewers can freely walk around Google Street View and immerse themselves into imaginary soundscape generated with deep learning models.<p>… Once trained, the rest was straightforward. For a given image from Google Street View, we can find the best-matched sound file from …

Artist Daniel Canogar visualizes real-time environmental shifts with LED sculptures

With Echo, Canogar explores subtle changes in our world<p><i>It sometimes seems like technology is at odds with the art world — a tension between brain and heart. But plenty of artists, from Da Vinci to Cory Arcangel, have proved that’s not true, and continue to prove it as technology evolves. In</i> …

How Front Row sparked real drama in theatreland | David Mitchell

Outrage ensued when Amol Rajan, Giles Coren and Nikki Bedi admitted to being less than ardent theatre-goers. But shouldn’t we take their honesty onboard?<p>The presenters of the BBC’s new TV version of arts programme <i>Front Row</i>, launched yesterday (which, at time of writing, is the day after tomorrow), …

The Experimental Artist Behind Live Shows for Nine Inch Nails and Phantogram

Jon Morris and his artist collective, The Windmill Factory, are subjects of the latest episode of the online interview series, ‘Vanguards’.<p><i>Vanguards</i> is a new online interview series that profiles working artists who are innovating and pushing the boundaries of their respective fields. In previous …

Artist-Supermom Uses Her Kid’s Naptime to Stage a Sculptural Balancing Act

Csilla Klenyánszk explores the transition to motherhood by constructing 'Pillars of home' during rare bits of free time.<p>With the bright light of a child comes the balancing act of priorities, and Hungarian artist, Csilla Klenyánszki, takes this quite literally with <i>Pillars of home</i>, a series of …

The Guggenheim Museum Just Made Over 200 Art Books Free to Download

Featuring artwork by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and more.<p>Art heads, you’re in for a treat. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum just transformed over 200 hard-copy art books into downloadable PDF files and ePubs. This isn’t the first time the acclaimed institution has released entries from their …

Art

This Photographer Put a Giant Mirror In a Salt Flat

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has spent years visiting and photographing the salt flats at Lake Eyre, the lowest point in Australia. For …

Photography

12 Contemporary Artists Tell Us What it Takes to Make a Great Piece of Art

What does it take to make a great piece of art? This seemingly simple, yet deeply complex, question has been debated throughout the history of art. Who decides what is “good” art and what is “bad” art? While many look to art critics and curators for answers, we decided to turn to a wide variety of …

A Hacked Typewriter Becomes a Strange Musical Instrument in this Dark Video

In a darkly still art performance, a vintage typewriter finds its voice examining the connection between thought and language.<p>With the jarring sound of a single declarative statement belted out in repetition: "I loop time, I loop time, I loop time", the performance piece <i>Selected Ramblings</i> begins …

TMW2017 : AUX : MÜRK : ISOLA visuals

This artist creates massive optical illusions that will *definitely* give you vertigo

Whoa — this is seriously the coolest thing. Peter Kogler is an internationally renowned Austrian artist who creates hypnotic installations. They’ll …

1,000 Pounds of Powdered Sugar Created a Colorful Candy Kingdom

Pip & Pop's new installation is a Lisa Frank binder come to life.<p>Inventing worlds made from candy is typically the domain of young kids and <i>Adventure Time</i>'s Pendleton Ward, but Perth-based artist Pip & Pop, a.k.a., Tanya Schutz, has carved out a cavity in the art world for her sugary brand of …

This is the iPhone VR headset you’ve been waiting for

Virtual reality on smartphones is still in its infancy, with Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR being the most popular options for those wanting …

Virtual Reality

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

This Performer Turns Musical Dreams into 3D Worlds

The idea for the audiovisual sequencing system came to Barri in a dream.<p>Before he found a way to merge them, programmer and artist Tarik Barri considered music and visual art to be dueling disciplines. But when he learned how to use Max/MSP, a programing language often used for multimedia purposes, …

Versum AV '16 sketch

Praxis LIVE

Real-time audio / video<p>Designed for live manipulation of audio & video. OpenGL graphics pipeline with accelerated video processing. Low-latency audio …

10 Morbid Sculptures Brimming with Death and Body Horror

Note: Contains violent content. Melting flesh, living corpses, and mutating organs: there are few things as unsettling as wildly degenerating bodies. …

Gorgeous Op Art GIFs Make the Human Body Vibrate

Waveforms meet the female form in these mind-bending GIFs.<p>Abstract at a glance, the black and white lines animated by Prague-based artist Adam Pizurny vibrate to form sultry portraits of the female form. Pizurny experimented with this aesthetic in a 2012 photo series using projectors on human …

Balloons and Light Bulbs Take Digital Art into New Environments

Visual artist Maotik keeps viewers guessing with his multimedia environments and generative visuals.<p><i>In every bottle of Perrier, there are countless bubbles. Together, #ExtraordinairePerrier and The Creators Project celebrate "the extraordinary" behind some of the most fascinating artists pushing</i> …

From Dante to ‘Walking Dead,’ He’s a Master of Immersive Theater

At the end of a long drab hallway, on an upper floor of an office building in Koreatown, the director and designer Michael Counts was making a warren of escape rooms. The space was a gut job, and after a month of toil it was mostly unfinished wood and sawdust-coated surfaces, with a couple of …

The Art of Immersion: Meet the British Artist Using VR As Her Medium

Every few years, I go visit the end of year degree show at The Leeds School of Art, Architecture & Design, at <b>Leeds Beckett University</b>. It's a great …

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Surreal Hybrid Speaker/Lamp Thunders Like a Cloud

Artist and designer Richard Clarkson’s latest iteration of ‘Cloud’ is a nod to the DIY maker community.<p>The thundercloud—what is it but an audiovisual show in thin air? Artist and designer Richard Clarkson takes this quite literally with <i>Cloud</i>, an interactive lamp and speaker system designed to mimic …

Audio-visual

Early James Turrell Works Reveal a Master in the Making

Crafted way before "Hotline Bling" and Roden Crater, the light and space artist’s works from the late 60s are currently on view at Pace Gallery.<p>As much as James Turrell is fascinated with the earthbound qualities of light and shadows, he is also always looking upwards—to the invisible and …

Nonotak Studio Experiments with Illusions of Light and Infinity

From LEDs and hacked projectors, it’s an overload for the senses.<p><i>Nonotak Studio is a Paris-based duo that merges architecture and sculpture to create light and sound installations. For FUTURE FORWARD, The Creators Project's partnership with the all-new Prius, we commissioned Nonotak to create an</i> …

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