Suspended sculpture. Gotta love this use of space! 

Hanging Fire, 1999 by Cornelia Parker
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Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.  
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” 
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
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‘LEDscape’ installation by LIKEarchitects IKEA 


Slight Uncertainty
An installation of cement figures dangling from umbrellas inside the EBC office center in Prague by Czech artist Michal Trpák.
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Peter Trevelyan - Tenuous (2012) - Pencil lead and glue

“Geometric structures meticulously crafted from graphite pencil leads. Trevelyan builds them gradually with great patience and precision. He fuses the delicate pencil leads together into triangles which become the basic unit of the structure; the whole surface is made up of hundreds of triangles. Trevelyan describes his work as ‘three-dimensional drawings’.”


Installations by Carlos Amorales

(via visualamor)


Jung Lee - Text Art, 2012


Kader Attia - Ghost (Aluminium foil, 2007)


Beili Liu - The Mending Project, 2011

Artist’s Statement

The installation consists of hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling, pointing downwards. The hovering, massive cloud of scissors alludes to distant fear, looming violence and worrisome uncertainty. The performer sits beneath the countless sharp blades of the scissors, and performs an on-going simple task of mending.

Photos Via [Blue, Rino Pizzi, Christy Cochran]


Sea of Broken Glass (top) and Porto (bottom)

by Claudio Parmiggiani

Opaque  by  andbamnan