Monday, April 26, 2010

The Pixar lamp in a different light

In my first year at uni, we had to do a unit of installation art; art that is created for a particular site or environment, incorporating existing features with new elements or completely adding something foreign and unrelated. Normally it will enforce viewers to engage with the new addition or even provoke shock value.
For our installation we painted a bunch of pebbles with different colours and positioned them coming out of drains around uni. It definitely stopped students who walked by to pause and examine this colourful array of pebbles coming out of something so dull like a drain. With the sight of that, we knew our job was done!

Recently I came across the work of Norwegian artist Rune Guneriuseen and it definitely reminded me of my uni project. My favourite work of Guneriuseen is his use of old school antique lamps ascending/descending a small stream in the woods. It looks like something you'll find in a Harry Potter movie, though set in the damp woods of Forks from the movie Twilight. Another favourite of mine is his illuminated cluster of Pixar-style lamps placed in a grassland. These found objects suddenly come to life with their own personalities, conversing with one another in a secret meeting far away from their usual spots on desktops and bed side tables. What do you think is going on?


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