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INTERACTIVE art installations of Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich.



Killer Pumpkin Arrangements at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Held every year in New York, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is a 25-night-long Halloween event featuring some 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins arranged into dinosaurs, sea monsters, zombies,and other spooky sculptural forms.

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze


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The City Museum in St. Louis is the first attraction I’ve been to that makes NYC feel dull.

It’s an art installation housed inside and outside a former shoe factory. The best way to describe is if MoMA and Williamsburg had a love child in an post-apocalytpic industrial city where all the lawyers have been killed off.

This is how the Wall Street Journal describes it:

The City Museum, housed in 10-story brick building, shows none of the restraint or quiet typical of museums…It recycles St. Louis’ industrial past into such attractions as slides made from assembly-line rollers. Just about everything can be touched or climbed, including dozens of Mr. Cassilly’s sculptures, among them a walk-through whale on the first floor.

Despite the whiff of danger, or perhaps because of it, the City Museum is one of St. Louis’s most popular attractions. Its 700,000 annual attendance is roughly twice the population of St. Louis and dwarfs the turnout at refined destinations such as the St. Louis Art Museum.

Here’s what it looks like from the outside; yes that is a school bus hanging off of the roof and you can apparently go inside it (though it was closed for the winter):

City Museum in St. Louis

Here are the crystalline caverns near the actual entrance of the building:

City Museum in St. Louis

Here’s the coat-check ($1)

City Museum in St. Louis

Your standard hipster cave art display:

City Museum in St. Louis

Navigating the museum is like a Choose Your Own Adventure: You can take the boring walkway or crawl through the many Slinky-tunnels that snake throughout the building.

City Museum in St. Louis

Don’t wear heels or your best leggings to the Museum:

City Museum in St. Louis

Here’s an overhead view of some statues of the local wildlife:

City Museum in St. Louis

What’s behind this door? A ten-story slide? Don’t mind if I do!

Heading up to the 10-story slide, City Museum in St. Louis

Here’s what the slide looks like from near the bottom. At the Bowery New Museum, everyone made a big deal when an artist installed a puny 3-story slide, even though you had to wait 2 hours to get on it. Getting to the top of the City Museum’s 10-story-slide (no elevators or escalators) weeds out the weak so there was no line. Plus, it’s ten F*CKING STORIES.

City Museum in St. Louis

Even though there are clearly places during the journey to the slide that someone could easily topple off and die, the City Museum has several bars that serve alcohol (including PBR, of course):

City Museum in St. Louis

For you Modern Art lovers:

World's Largest Underwear, St. Louis Modern Art Exhibit

Williamsburg, eat your heart out:

Seen at St. Louis City Museum

So this is already a pretty cool place, especially for a $12 entrance fee. But we haven’t even been outside yet. Hope you aren’t afraid of heights/claustrophobic:

City Museum in St. Louis

We’ll be making our way up to that plane there:

City Museum in St. Louis

Slinky tunnel time!

City Museum in St. Louis

It’s better not to think whether or not these tunnels have been load-tested to prevent a group of heavy people bringing down the entire installation:

City Museum in St. Louis

My friend wouldn’t follow me up here so I took a picture of this random guy:

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The fastest way to get down is, of course, by slide:

City Museum in St. Louis


City Museum in St. Louis

The evening concluded with some time in the ball pit, beaning teenagers and living out my past dodgeball glory days. Where else in America can you pummel strangers in the face without someone pulling out a knife/gun? A teenage boy even found a cell phone under all the balls and tried to find the owner.

City Museum in St. Louis

Honestly, the best place in America. My friend described it as a “playground for adults,” but there were plenty of children running around. And though you’d think they’d be really bratty (there was no way for adults to really supervise them), it’s amazing how polite everyone of all ages was – and they serve alcohol there! Even more amazing:, I did not smell a single whiff of marijuana, even though you’d assume that’d be a popular choice of drug there (that, or LSD).

Too bad nothing like this could ever exist in a lawsuit-happy place like NYC. But if you’re ever near St. Louis, the City Museum is itself worth the drive/flight.

Read the entertaining story from the WSJ: this place is so hardcore that it’s possible to sneak into one of the exhibit areas and lose two fingers.

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Tomás Saraceno - On Space Time Foam, 2013

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Jim Denevan etches impermanent geometric drawings into California beaches