Carlie Trosclair is an installation artist from New Orleans, Louisiana who presently works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2010, Trosclair received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University. Based on her graduate thesis work, she was awarded a solo exhibition at Craft Alliance Grand Center Gallery and nominated for the ISC Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. In 2011, Trosclair completed a residency at The Luminary Center for the Arts, received a travel grant through Americans for the Arts for the 2011 Public Arts Conference in San Diego, and was featured in a solo exhibition at the St. Louis Artists Guild for the 2011 Innovations in Textiles Biennial. Up coming projects include a solo exhibition at Bloomsburg University in PA, and artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.
Olafur Eliasson, The Weather Project
In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape. (via)
By Noemie Goudal, London based artist works investigating the relationships between people and abandoned structures. Placing these huge prints onto walls of derelict spaces, seemingly opening gateways to perfect serene little glimpses of nature, they seem to blend so effortlessly into the harsh human formations.
10,000 GLOWING BOOKS
That Artistic Duo- Luzinterruptus - you know the ones that make everything GLOw are at it again; this time with their largest installation yet, 10,000 Glowing Books, at the Light in Winter Festival in Melbourne.
The theme of the festival was ‘reading’, so Luzinterruptus was asked to recreate a previous piece they’d done in NY called, Literature vs. Traffic.
The month-long install covered a large strip of Federation Square with 10,000 books outfitted with little light bulbs. For thirty days, people had the opportunity to pick through books that were discarded & donated by libraries, that overflowed out over public spaces and into the streets.
Lia Halloran has a way with ink. Most of us just use ink pens to write with, some use ink to make art, using the substance as the base of any object–but Halloran uses ink in a more ingenious way. She has an ability to manipulate the watery substance, pooling stains which she uses to hide figures within.
About the project:
The concept behind the Little Green Dress has been extrapolated from the age-old fashion adage that every woman should own a little black dress and brings this notion into the realm of today’s environmental awareness. It proposes instead that women should have at least one item of clothing in her wardrobe that is produced in a sustainable and equitable manner. The aim of this project is to promote awareness on the impact of industry on our environment and to offer a realistic opportunity for change by creating a demand for better practices through consumer purchasing. For this reason the dresses will be made entirely from organic materials; Wear it and Compost it!
The Little Green Dress Project replaces the ubiquitous black dress with one that is truly organic: made from leaves and flowers. Its design is based on the classic shift dress, first introduced in the 1960’s by Coco Channel. The twenty-eight participating women will be chosen for their support and involvement in eco-fashion. Each dress will be made to measure by the artist from locally sourced materials representing a wide cross section of women of all ages and sizes from fashionistas, to gardeners. Invited participants will be asked to describe their favorite sustainable article of clothing and their interest in creating sustainable industries.
The project will be presented at the Earth Art exhibition in Vancouver, BC Canada as an outdoor installation of 28 dresses, each draped over a wooden stand. They will be created on site and installed during the run of the exhibition. As with Dextras’ previous Weedrobes series, each sculpture will be photographed and then left to decompose over time.