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Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container

Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container zippers mirrors installation architecture

Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container zippers mirrors installation architecture

Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container zippers mirrors installation architecture

Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container zippers mirrors installation architecture

Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container zippers mirrors installation architecture

Wink Space: An Immersive Kaleidoscopic Mirror Tunnel Inside a Shipping Container zippers mirrors installation architecture

For the 2013 KOBE Biennale artists and designers were invited to create environments inside industrial shipping containers as part of the ‘Art in a Container International Competition.’ Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki created Wink Space, a modular installation made from mirrors that formed a giant kaleidoscopic tunnel. Not only was the piece an fun immersive environment, but it was also an experiment in building with zippers. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows,” says Shirane.

Wink Space was a winner of the A’Design Award, and you can see more behind the scenes photos here. (via Spoon & Tamago)

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Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

In this recent series of digital artworks, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer begins with dreamy landscapes of mountainous forests shrouded in fog and clouds and then inserts giant reflective fragments that rise from the ground. The inversed image creates the uncanny effect of a monolithic mirror that towers over the photograph like a kind of portal. Siemer says via email that the images are open for interpretation, but her work often deals with the idea of visual or emotional fragmentation which originated from her college thesis. Another example is her recent series of humanized computer error messages recently making the rounds. You can see more over on her blog (occasionally nsfw). (via My Modern Met)

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Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. The final prints are displayed quite large, measuring nearly 4′ across by 6′ tall, creating what I can only imagine to be the appearance of stained glass windows. The series was on view early this year at Paula Cooper Gallery where you can learn more about the works, and you can see more on Wright’s website. (via Found Inspiration Moving Forward)

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A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape mirrors installation fences

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape mirrors installation fences

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape mirrors installation fences

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape mirrors installation fences

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape mirrors installation fences

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape mirrors installation fences

Created by artist Alyson Shotz, this reflective picket fence is made entirely of mirrors and has been installed in several locations since 2003. The iteration shown here was on view through 2012 at the Storm King Art Center in New York. The fence has the uncanny ability to reflect its surroundings resulting in a barrier that is at times almost completely camouflaged, or, depending on your perspective, in stark contrast to the nearby landscape. (via Designboom)

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Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin

Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin mirrors interactive
Weave Mirror, 2007. 768 laminated C-ring prints, motors, control electronics, custom software, microcontroller. 57 x 76 x 8” / 148 x 193 x 20 cm. Photo courtesy bitforms gallery.

Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin mirrors interactive
Weave Mirror, 2007. 768 laminated C-ring prints, motors, control electronics, custom software, microcontroller. 57 x 76 x 8” / 148 x 193 x 20 cm. Photo courtesy bitforms gallery.

Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin mirrors interactive
Angles Mirror, 2013. 465 plastic spokes, motors, video camera, control electronics, custom software, microcontroller,
steel armature. 7.7 x 7 x 3 ft / 2.35 x 2.13 x .93 m. Photo courtesy bitforms gallery.

Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin mirrors interactive
Trash Mirror No. 3, 2001-2011. 500 discarded objects, motors, video camera, wood, control electronics, custom software.
76 x 76 x 6″ / 193 x 193 x 15.2 cm. Photo courtesy bitforms gallery nyc and ITP – NYU.

New York-based artist Daniel Rozin creates amazing installations and sculptures that have the ability respond to the presence of a viewer. Among his best known works are an ongoing series of interactive mirrors built from complex arrays of moving objects including wooden pegs, circular bands of laminated rings, plastic spokes and even pieces of discarded trash. Using custom software and video sensors Rozin has the sculptures react in real-time to create a live visual representation of a viewer’s likeness. Via bitforms gallery:

Merging the geometric with the participatory, Rozin’s installations have long been celebrated for their kinetic and interactive properties. Grounded in gestures of the body, the mirror is a central theme of Rozin’s practice. In his art, surface transformation becomes a means to explore animated behavior, representation, and illusion.

Since the late 1990s, his constructions have also investigated the psychological and optical cues inherent to image building, such as pattern and the materiality of the picture plane. Often the grid is carefully controlled with a computer and custom software. Visual structures such as that of haystacks, woven fabric, stone mosaics, the pixel, and particulate accumulations are among the many influences and diverse textures evoked by his installations.

This fall Rozin will unveil a new installation commissioned for the Taiwan Taoyuan international airport, and his most recent solo exhibition, Angles, was held at bitforms gallery last year. All photo and video courtesy bitforms gallery. (via Hi-Fructose)

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A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

Created in 2006 by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja, To Breathe – A Mirror Woman was an elaborate installation at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid. Originally built in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines, Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a multisensory sound and light experience. A special translucent diffraction film was used to cover the windows to create an array of naturally occurring rainbows which were in turn reflected by a mirrored surface that covered the entire floor. Additionally, an audio recording of the artist breathing was played throughout the space to further enhance the experience. The installation was on view through the end of the summer and you can read much more about it here.

Kimsooja most recently wrapped the Korean Pavilion with a similar film treatment at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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A Reflective Six-Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike

A Reflective Six Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike sculpture mirrors dogs

A Reflective Six Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike sculpture mirrors dogs

As part of her current exhibition titled Earthshine at Gallery Wendi Norris (which is aslo her American solo debut), Japanese multidisciplinary artist Tomoko Konoike explores various crystaline structures in sculptures and drawings. Drawing inspiration from manga, Shinto animism, Noh drama, and pop culture, the artist creates surreal, otherworldly artworks that encompass sculpture, drawing, photography, and animation.

Among one of her most striking works is this amazing six-legged wolf wrapped in mirror shards titled Donning Animal Skins and Braided Grass. The wolf is now extinct in Konoike’s native Japan, but is a prominent spiritual symbol in much of her art. You can see much more over on Hi-Fructose and Gallery Wendi Norris. The exhibition runs through October 26, 2013.

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