Conducting Energy of a Space with Sliced Black Masking Tape

New York-based Korean artist Sun K. Kwak masterfully redefines a space with her spectacular tape installations. Primarily working with ordinary black masking tape, the artist manages to produce a fluid stream of color that looks like a painting by applying the adhesive strips directly to the walls and floors of a venue and tearing away at it, piece by piece. Each site-specific installation changes the atmosphere of the area it inhabits, or, as the artist astutely puts it: “it’s conducting the energy of the space through line drawing.”

The installation site is comparatively transformed through the application of her illusionary splashes of ink, which is actually made of intricately detailed, stripped, and sliced tape. The artist also allows her creative renderings to weave across three-dimensional planes. Additionally, the black tape against a white wall alternates as both the painterly brushstrokes across the bare surfaces and as the negative space, giving the illusion of white streaks cutting through the room.

A video of Kwak talking about her meticulously crafted installations and their time-consuming process can be seen, below.

Sun K. Kwak portfolio
via [CollabCubed, Brooklyn Museum, Asian Art Museum]

January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

Read Article

January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter