‘Interstitial Space' installation from Soo Sunny Park (2000)
Using the body measurement of the U.S. male (according to the survey of yr.1999) an Average Joe’s body volume is calculated (which is equal to 2.5 of max. blown 12” clear balloons).  The number is then compared and equally paired with the total sum of the interstitial space (V) between the clear balloons in the steel structure.  This steel “hallway” is constructed with the architectural standard measurements for doors (3.5’x7’) and hallways (minimum 5’ in width), which are generated by the ergonomics that also apply Average Joe’s body measurements.  As a participant walks through the compressed steel hallway, his body causes the balloons to erupt.  Displacement occurs although the calculated number of space between the balloons/unoccupied space is much greater than the volume of a person.  The counted number of erupted balloons, replenished with the air from the participant’s body, is five times greater than the volume of his body; empirical re-measurement of his body takes place again.
I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday.
By Lemony Snicket (via sharingneedles)

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Seahorses by IrenaS on Flickr.


ART: Sand Art by Mikhail Sadovnikov 

We can go ahead and file this under coolest thing you’ll see all day. Artist Mikhail Sadovnikov who used to be a mathematician blurs the line between performance and visual art as he creates pattern after pattern on the wheel. Footage after the jump:

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Zander Olsen, Tree,Line.

This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.

(Source: showslow, via nmentia)


Caddisfly larvae construct silk cases decorated with pieces of gravel, sand, twigs, snail shells, and other natural debris. This most often happens during winter months, so the theory behind this behaviour is that they do it to protect themselves from the cold, harsh weather.
However if you’re a Caddisfly larvae in the care of French artist Hubert Duprat, you’ll have an entirely different supply of materials with this to create your protective case:

Duprat “introduced beads, pearls, turquoise, and 18-karat gold pieces into their environment and let them construct tiny gilded sculptures. Duprat has been collaborating with the larvae since the 1980s. Learn more about his work at Cabinet Magazine.”

Photos by Jean-Luc Fournier via Cabinet
[via Laughing Squid]