Kunst

Baumhaus

Planting a seven meter high plane tree on the roof of a twelve-storey residential high-rise in Gießen, Germany. The projects‘ title Treehouse represents this romantic idea of living in unison with nature. Treehouse here stands for a retreat from »down earth«.

Baumhaus, Installation, Baum auf Hochhaus, 2014

Baumhaus, Installation, Baum auf Hochhaus, 2014

Baumhaus

Baumhaus

Pflanzung einer sieben Meter hohen Platane auf dem Dach eines zwölfstöckigen Wohnhochhauses in Gießen. All images © Wiebke Grösch / Frank Metzger.

3cm

Yung Cheng Lin aka »3cm« is a photographer based out of Tainan, Taiwan whose various conceptual arrangements are located somewhere on the boundary of surrealism, humour and overstatement. See more of Yung Cheng Lin’s amazing work on Flickr here.

Yung Cheng Lin

Yung Cheng Lin

Yung Cheng Lin

Yung Cheng Lin

Yung Cheng Lin

Yung Cheng Lin

All images © Yung Cheng Lin aka 3cm.

Captive Landscapes

Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Kukla photographed the interiors of animal enclosure at 15 different zoos across the US and Europe. He says in his Artist Statement: »We, as humans, go to great lengths to satisfy our desire for a connection with the natural world, especially in our interactions with wild and exotic animals. Zoos are the primary site for this relationship, but they often obscure the conflicts inherent in maintaining and displaying captive wild animals.«

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

All images © Daniel Kukla.

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

It has been a while. I know. Late, but no less spectacular. In 2009, Brooklyn street artis Swoon and some of her friends cruised on homemade rafts made from New York City garbage from Koper, Slovenia to Venice, Italy. Called the Swimming Cities of Serenissima, the boats looked like something out of the 1990s post-apocalyptic movies ‚Tank Girl‘ and ‚Waterworld‘ sprinkled with a bit of swamp water. Not only the craft themselves was made from re-used material, (including modified Mercedes car engines), but the team also picked up more flotsam and jetsam on their crossing, which they installed in a »cabinet of wonders«. It looks like a lot of fun and performance appears to be really good. (via Global Yodel).

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

All images © Tod Seelie.

Landscape Light Installations

American artist Barry Underwood utilizes LED lights, luminescent material, and other photographic effects to create fleeting abstract landscapes that are influenced by both accidental and incidental light. Here is Underwood’s Artist Statement: »My artwork examines community and land-use in rural, suburban and urban sites. I created this series of installations by researching local agricultural, industrial, and recreational land-use. Curiosity about ecological and social history of specific places drives my work. By revealing the beauty and potential of an ordinary landscape an everyday scene is transformed into a memorable, visual experience. Each photograph image is a dialogue – the result of my direct encounter with nature and history. Inspired by land art, landscape photography and painting, as well as cinema, my images are both surreal and familiar.«

Landscape Light Installations

Landscape Light Installations

Landscape Light Installations

Landscape Light Installations

All images © Barry Underwood.

The Weight of Life

Urban Interventions by Tony Spyra

The Weight of Life, Kraków, Poland, 2013

The Weight of Life, Kraków, Poland, 2013

»Physalia«, Ostend, Belgium, 2013

Physalia, Ostend, Belgium, 2013

Abandoned Shipwreck, Vienna, Austria, 2012

Abandoned Shipwreck, Vienna, Austria, 2012

Career, 425 x 101,65 x 118,75cm, 2014, Picture: Hannes Katherl

Career, 425 x 101,65 x 118,75cm, 2014, Picture: Hannes Katherl

All images © Tony Spyra.

Prison Landscapes

Alyse Endur’s book Prison Landscapes is a compilation of prison inmates presenting themselves in front of visiting room backdrops. »Such backdrops, often painted by talented inmates, are used within the prisons as portrait studios. As inmates and their visitors pose for photos in front of these idealized landscapes they pretend, for a brief moment, that they are someplace else. The photographs are given to these visitors as gifts to take home and remember the faces of their loved ones while they are incarcerated«, she writes.

State Correctional Institution, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

State Correctional Institution, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, New York.

Woodbourne Correctional Facility, Woodbourne, New York.

Federal Correctional Institution II, Butner, North Carolina.

Federal Correctional Institution II, Butner, North Carolina.