The Harcourt Vitrines Project by BARDULA at the Baccarat Hotel (New York City, New York)

A beautiful reason to be a guest at the Baccarat hotel!

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Selected French artists such as BARDULA were given carte blanche to create works on the theme of the Harcourt Glass, a timeless Baccarat icon, with particular reference to the idea of an explosion.

The project by artist BARDULA consists of five brushed aluminium installations, forming a kinetic geometric whole magnified by the permeating light. Each installation symbolizes one of these five elements, with the metal layers forming simple geometric figures which follow a logical progression: firstly a triangle, then a square, a hexagon, and a circle, and finally a circle inscribed in a square.

Working together, BARDULA today uses state-of-the-art digital modeling to design increasingly complex installations whose abstract geometries take metal as their primary medium. Over the course of their collaboration, the duo’s work has come to be defined by a creative use of light in each project.

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http://www.bardula.com/baccarat-.php

http://www.baccarathotels.com/baccarat-new-york/archives/read-more-about-bardula

Urban Conga installations at Tropicana Field (Tampa, Florida)

PLAY WITH THE RAYS from THE URBAN CONGA on Vimeo.

If you are in Tampa, Florida for a Rays baseball game, check out these interactive installations:

As a part of the Rays Up for Kids campaign, the Tampa Bay Rays have announced a new partnership with The Urban Conga collective group of creators who promote community activity and physical social interaction through “play.”

During the offseason, The Urban Conga helped redesign the Right Field Street area of Tropicana Field with a new musical wall. Each of the bats are tuned to a different note and when played together compose “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. In another section of Right Field Street, large interchangeable cubes create mix and matched versions of Raymond and DJ Kitty.

The third project, a Rays branded yellow ping pong table, is located in downtown Tampa at Lykes Gaslight Park. Passersby can visit the Rays Team Store across from the park to pick up paddles and play.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/129988224/rays-the-urban-conga-partner-to-create-play-at-tropicana-field

http://www.theurbanconga.com

John Gerrard’s Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) at LACMA – Date TBA (Los Angeles, California)

Dates To Be Announced

Leonardo DiCaprio is giving the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), a massive installation by John Gerrard which uses a game engine to build a virtual representation of an actual solar power site outside Las Vegas.

It was shown outside at Lincoln Center in New York last Fall 2014 and will be on display at Art Basel’s Unlimited this month (June 2015).

https://www.artbasel.com/basel/unlimited

http://blogs.artinfo.com/lacmonfire/2015/06/10/art-outgrows-the-museum-again/

NANO Supermarket Tour

The NANO Supermarket presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years: Medicinal candy, interactive wall paint, programmable wine and more. Our debate provoking products are both innovative as well as uncanny and disturbing. They function as scenarios for potential technological futures, helping us to decide what future we actually want.

Since its opening, the NANO Supermarket [bus] has received over 45,000 visitors in various cities including Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Pamplona, Milan, Groningen and Nijmegen.

Next location:

June 10-12, 2015 EuroNanoForum 2015, Riga, Latvia (tentative)
http://euronanoforum2015.eu/

http://www.nanosupermarket.org/tour