+ Pool Light, the floating installation by Playlab Inc & Family

+ Pool Light, the floating installation by Playlab Inc & Family

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 months ago · Art

+Pool Light is a public installation created by the PlayLab Inc &Family  team of NY and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The work of art has the task of restoring in real-time the physical condition of the water off pier 17 of the East River of Manhattan.

The data collected is displayed on an online dashboard that indicates whether the current water conditions are safe for swimming or not.
The installation measures 50 x 50 feet (15 x 15 meters) and consists of a series of LED lights, arranged in such a way as to create a cross.

“The project recognizes the “+” sign as a symbol of positivity, indicating the positive steps we have taken to improve water quality since the Clean Water Act of 1972. Conceptually, it is also a symbol of inclusiveness because the water that surrounds us does not belong to a single group, but to everyone”.

+Pool Light is designed to inform the public about water conditions in an accessible and engaging way.

“We wanted to find a way to empower people with the data and visually engage them with what is happening in the water in front of them”.

A series of sensors, part of the Fluidion alarm system, connect to the installation to take water samples, analyze them and detect their levels of salinity, toxins and harmful pathogens. When the levels of Enterococci, a bacterium that Fluidion analyzes, are safe for swimming + Pool Light illuminates the teal, but if high levels of harmful pathogens are detected it turns pink, warning the public that it is not safe to enter the water.

The brightness, frequency, and sharpness of the lights indicate the levels of oxygen, turbidity and pH present in the river.
The sculpture also changes its direction according to the current flow, moving clockwise when the water flows north and counterclockwise when it flows south.

Pool Light will be on display in New York until January 4, 2020.

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Idontgiveaseat, the Instagram profile you need to know

Idontgiveaseat, the Instagram profile you need to know

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

It was 2015 when Julien Potart, a Parisian filmmaker, opened Idontgiveaseat, an Instagram profile where to collect and share all the photos of the fabrics that cover the seats of the means of transport

Yes, this is Julien Potart’s little and curious obsession. All of you have traveled by bus, coach, train or plane and you will surely have been enchanted by the patterns of the typical velvet-like upholstery used to cover the seats. 

Flying over the amount of dust and bacteria that this fabric accumulates, Julien began to photograph everyone he saw. 

Over time, Idontgiveaseat has intrigued more and more people, collecting followers on followers who, in addition to appreciating the shots, have begun to contribute to the gallery, sending photos from all over the world. 

But don’t just look at the images, because every time Julien Potart specifies where the photograph was taken, inviting you to find common elements. You’ll find that the patterns of French transport seats are similar to those in Australia, while they’re completely different from those in Germany.

In our gallery, you will find a selection of them. 

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Breaking Bad’s pop-up arrives in Los Angeles

Breaking Bad’s pop-up arrives in Los Angeles

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

On the occasion of the release of the highly anticipated El Camino: the Breaking Bad film, available today on Netflix, Sony Pictures Consumer Products has decided to open a pop-up entirely dedicated to the series event that has marked the history of television in the last decade. The Breaking Bad pop-up will open on October 16th at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles. 

Inside, visitors will find sets that recreate in every way emblematic places of the series where to be photographed. The food does not go into the background, in fact, you can enjoy a meal designed specifically, some items on the menu, for example, are the Heisenburger Sliders, the Full Measure Grilled Cheese and the Loaded SAULsa Nachos, all served by staff dressed in the famous yellow suit. 

It is not yet known how long the pop-up will remain open, but certainly until the end of the year and the tickets are already available on the official website. Don’t let them get away. 

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The magic of light in Karolina Halatek’s installations

The magic of light in Karolina Halatek’s installations

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 months ago · Art

Contemporary Polish artist Karolina Halatek explores the infinite potential of light to create large site-specific installations that combine visual, architectural and sculptural elements.

Her most recent work, Halo, was created for an artist’s residency in Chengdu and is characterized by the arrangement of a luminous ring that emanates almost otherworldly energy, involving the viewer physically and mentally.

“The essence of the work comes from the imaginary super-natural sensation of clarity, light and extended space. By interacting with it you have the opportunity to discover a new dimension of your presence in a contemplative, pure and abstract environment”.

Also in Terminal, work of 2016, we find a tubular light installation erected in the Town Hall Square of Gerlingen, in southern Germany. The artwork was inspired by the experience of coma and death, which echoes in the title chosen by Karolina.

Both works focus on “the human light and the inner light that each of us has”.

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La magia della luce nelle installazioni di Karolina Halatek | Collater.al
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Lucy’s Delicatessen, Lucy Sparrow’s felt supermarket

Lucy’s Delicatessen, Lucy Sparrow’s felt supermarket

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

We spoke for the first time about Lucy Sparrow just over a year ago, when she opened her Sparrow Mart, the market entirely supplied by Lucy’s own fabric food, which opened in Los Angeles. Now we’re back to talk about it because the British artist has arrived at her sixth installation, moving from the west coast to the east coast, precisely inside the Rockefeller Center in New York. It’ s called Lucy’s Delicatessen, the food store that offers a unique experience.

At the corner of 49th Street and 6th Avenue, the market is equipped with everything a New Yorker might need, but not only that: Lucy’s Delicatessen is able to satisfy all tastes with a bakery, a pastry shop, a counter dedicated to French cheeses, but also a well-stocked fresh fish counter, also stocked with seafood.

But I recommend, do not try to eat them, because every single piece you find and can buy was hand-stitched by Lucy.

The one hosted at the Rockefeller Center is the last of the installations in the series “Art in Focus” by the British artist and will be open for a little more time. Don’t let it get away!

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lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
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lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
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lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
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lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
lucy sparrow Lucys Delicatessen rockefeller center | Collater.al
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