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This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids

January 1, 2012

Christopher Jobson

This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12.

If you liked this you’ll also enjoy Roman Ondak’s Room of Heights and Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s helium-filled kinetic drawing sculpture.

The first four images courtesy Queensland Art Gallery and photographer Mark Sherwood. Additional images from Stuart Addelsee and heybubbles.

 

 



Photography

Ross Gilmore

December 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

While going through the personal work of photographer Ross Gilmore, this image really stuck out. Hilariously creepy.

 

 



Art

Children’s Book Characters Arm Themselves for the Looming Fairytale Apocalypse

October 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

As if loose pages from an old Disney script were accidentally left on the set of Terminator 3, these children’s book and cartoon characters including Whinnie the Pooh, Piglet, Daffy Duck and others have clearly armed themselves for the looming fairytale apocalypse. These welded stainless steel plate sculptures are by Korean artist So Hyun Woo, many of which are from his July exhibition at Song Eun Art Space aptly titled Cruel Fairy Tales 3. My hunch is that among regular readers of Colossal, for all the people who find these unbelievably wrong or plain weird, there will be an equal sized group who finds them juuuuust right. (via song eun art space, art hub, and staart)

 

 



Design

Glow-In-The-Dark Day and Night Poster Reveals Crime, Sex, Guns and Zombies

October 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Jason Dean’s (previously) latest print appears to depict a quaint little town, but flip out the lights and a slick glow-in-the-dark treatment reveals a city crawling with criminals, arsonists, prostitutes and, yes, zombies. This is a hand-pulled 9-color screen print including two different layers of phosphorescent inks printed on 100 lb. white stock, signed and numbered in an edition of only 60. (thnx, jason!)

 

 



Music

Oona Rocks

October 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Enjoying this music video featuring a ukulele-playing, maraca-shaking girl who rocks out pretty hardcore with the assistance of some spectacularly fun editing. After 3:00 she goes into overdrive and it gets a little tragic. We can only hope she’ll be reassembled for future techno goodness.

 

 



Animation

Every Single Toy (Almost) From the 1980s: The King of Legoland

October 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

If you picked up a toy in the 1980s, be it a car, Transformers, LEGO, or a Nintendo game, chance is, it might be in this video. I think my mind just exploded with nostalgia. Music by Hunting Charlie’s Band(e), video directed by Micaël Reynaud. And look, animated GIFs for all you Tumblrs. (via vimeo)

 

 



Design

Dinosoap

August 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Dinosoap, designed by Taiwan design firm 25togo creates the effect of fossil excavation by slowly revealing embedded dinosaur bones after regular use. Made from apricot kernels, the soap is available in tyrannosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl options for about $13. (via designboom)