Butterfly Wall by Charles Sowers at San Francisco Airport (SFO) in Terminal 2

Butterfly Wall consists of 20 hand-cranked mechanical butterflies that are propelled up a cable to gently flutter back down again in a delightful random choreography dictated by the air resistance of their spinning dichroic wings. When the cranks are not being used, a programed set of movements activates the butterflies.

ButterflyWall from Charles Sowers on Vimeo.

There is also a smaller version near the entrance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

http://charlessowers.com/

The Vine Arm at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)

This beautiful botanical prosthetic arm was designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata for model Kelly Knox.

The Alternative Limb Project was founded by Sophie de Oliveira Barata to create prosthetic limbs which are highly stylised art pieces. Sophie seeks to create prosthetics which embody the wearer’s personality and represent their interests. She originally began making hyper-realistic prosthetics, until an eight-year-old client became the inspiration for the Alternative Limb Project. Her client wanted images of her favourite cartoon characters on her prosthetic and Sophie happily obliged. Since then she has created prosthetics inspired by everything from disco balls to video games.

https://www.nms.ac.uk/vine

Text Rain by Camille Utterback at 21c Museum Hotel (Louisville, Kentucky)

One of the early interactive installations.

Text Rain is an interactive installation in which participants use the familiar instrument of their bodies, to do what seems magical—to lift and play with falling letters that do not really exist. In the Text Rain installation participants stand or move in front of a large projection screen. On the screen they see a mirrored video projection of themselves in black and white, combined with a color animation of falling letters. Like rain or snow, the letters appears to land on participants’ heads and arms. The letters respond to the participants’ motions and can be caught, lifted, and then let fall again…

https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/exhibit/text-rain/

Art on theMart (Chicago, Illinois)

In the spirit of Chicago’s great legacy of public art and culture, Art on theMART will be the longest-running and largest digital art projection in the world. The first-of-its-kind for Chicago, this curated series of digital artworks will be projected across 2.5 acres of theMART’s exterior river-façade.

The projections will be displayed up to two hours a night, five days a week (Wednesday – Sunday), for ten months of the year (March – December). Projections will be visible to the public from Wacker Dr. and along the Chicago Riverwalk.

https://www.artonthemart.com/

Rain Room (Sharjah, UAE)

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Rain Room for the first time in the Middle East. The installation is permanently sited in Al Majarrah, Sharjah.

Random International’s immersive installation Rain Room (2012) invites you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet. Motion sensors detect the movements of the human body as visitors navigate through the darkened underground space, becoming performers in this intersection of art, technology and nature.

http://sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/projects/rain-room

Self and Other (for the Albert Embankment) 2018 (London, England)

Permanent installation on Albert Embankment Plaza.

Self and Other (for the Albert Embankment) 2018 from RANDOM INTERNATIONAL on Vimeo.

Self and Other (for the Albert Embankment) is Random International’s latest work to explore the representation and perception of the self-image and marks the artists’ first public, outdoor commission in the UK. The sculpture translates the reflected human form into points of light, built up through evenly-spaced glass sheets, and can present both literal to abstract images, depending on the viewing angle.

The illuminated, reflected image is reduced in information yet it can retain subtle visual details that can build up the human ability to recognise ourselves. As the onlooker moves, their illuminated reflection may sometimes follow with a slight delay. The work experiments with ideas of identity and perception, inviting unexpected physical interaction and exploring traits of cognition.

Commissioned by St James, a member of the Berkley Group, curated by Futurecity

https://www.random-international.com/self-and-other-for-the-albert-embankment-2018

The Paper Traveller: An Immersive Theater Project for Libraries (London, England)

Visit website for October/November 2018 dates and locations

What if books could talk? Go on a treasure hunt across library spaces and discover the imaginary worlds concealed inside books.

Through a series of pop-up books, papercut sets, intimate sound installations and live theatre performances, this immersive show takes you on a storytelling journey through books and explores what happens if you get lost in one.

https://www.marieklimis.com/papertraveller

Jewel Changi Airport – Play (Singapore)

Opens in 2019.

A brand new, world-class lifestyle destination is set to inspire and entertain visitors in 2019. Ready your senses for Jewel Changi Airport, the upcoming lifestyle destination that promises an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind play attractions, unique shopping and dining experiences, accommodation and aviation facilities that appeal to the needs of both locals and travellers.

Rain Vortex
A spectacular architectural achievement, this will undeniably be Jewel’s leading showstopper. See the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at a height of 40-metres. When night falls, be sure to catch its mesmerising light and sound show.

http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/play.php