Danila TkachenkoEscape

“Escape”, a series of photos by photographer Danila Tkachenko. “I was traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people.”
via Booom!

Danila Tkachenko
Escape

“Escape”, a series of photos by photographer Danila Tkachenko. “I was traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people.”

via Booom!

Jeff KoonsONE BALL TOTAL EQUILIBRIUM TANK (SPALDING DR. J 241 SERIES), 1985

The stillness of this gravity-defying basketball continues to surprise viewers nearly thirty years after its debut. Koons could have created the effect by submerging the ball in a viscous liquid such as silicon, but he insisted on using water in order to maintain the purity of the sculpture and his viewer’s trust in it. In consultation with the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman, Koons realized that by first filling more than half the tank with a solution of highly refined salt and distilled water and then filling the ball itself with distilled water, the ball would float on the heavier substance; he then poured more distilled water into the top portion of the tank. This precise equilibrium, however, does not last forever. Temperature fluctuations and vibrations from viewers’ footsteps blend the solutions of water, ultimately causing the ball to sink. For Koons, the inevitability of this failure provides the work’s theme of perfect balance with a poignant counterpoint of instability.
via Whitney Museum

Jeff Koons
ONE BALL TOTAL EQUILIBRIUM TANK (SPALDING DR. J 241 SERIES), 1985

The stillness of this gravity-defying basketball continues to surprise viewers nearly thirty years after its debut. Koons could have created the effect by submerging the ball in a viscous liquid such as silicon, but he insisted on using water in order to maintain the purity of the sculpture and his viewer’s trust in it. In consultation with the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman, Koons realized that by first filling more than half the tank with a solution of highly refined salt and distilled water and then filling the ball itself with distilled water, the ball would float on the heavier substance; he then poured more distilled water into the top portion of the tank. This precise equilibrium, however, does not last forever. Temperature fluctuations and vibrations from viewers’ footsteps blend the solutions of water, ultimately causing the ball to sink. For Koons, the inevitability of this failure provides the work’s theme of perfect balance with a poignant counterpoint of instability.

via Whitney Museum

Nicolas Bernier
frequencies (light quanta), 2014
Sound and light installation

Peter AlexanderGreen Violet Box, 1967Cast Polyester Resin, 7 1/4 x 16 x 8 1/2

Peter Alexander
Green Violet Box, 1967
Cast Polyester Resin, 7 1/4 x 16 x 8 1/2

W. O. Dement for Harold Fiskfrom Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River, 1944

W. O. Dement for Harold Fisk
from Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River, 1944

Marsha CottrellCosmos, 2011laser toner on handmade paper, 18-1/2 x 24”

Marsha Cottrell
Cosmos, 2011
laser toner on handmade paper, 18-1/2 x 24”

Matthew ShlianTHE PROCESS SERIES II - ORBIT, 201411” x 8 1/2” x 1/2”

Matthew Shlian
THE PROCESS SERIES II - ORBIT, 2014
11” x 8 1/2” x 1/2”

Nam June PaikMagnet TV, 196517-inch black-and-white television set with magnet, 28 3/8 × 19 1/4 × 24 1/2 in. (72.1 × 48.9 × 62.2 cm) overall.

Nam June Paik
Magnet TV, 1965
17-inch black-and-white television set with magnet, 28 3/8 × 19 1/4 × 24 1/2 in. (72.1 × 48.9 × 62.2 cm) overall.

Peter Alexander6/3/14urethane77 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in

Peter Alexander
6/3/14
urethane
77 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in

Ryan GanderTell my mother not to worry (ix), 2014

Ryan Gander
Tell my mother not to worry (ix), 2014

Steve Reich / David Cossin
Piano/Video Phase 

Performed by David Cossin, electronic percussion & video

Constant Nieuwenhuysnew babylon : toren, 1959

Constant Nieuwenhuys
new babylon : toren, 1959

(via deterritorialization)

Kevin Francis GrayBallerina Bust, 2012Black Carrara Marble41 x 35 x 35cm

Kevin Francis Gray
Ballerina Bust, 2012
Black Carrara Marble
41 x 35 x 35cm

Sigmar PolkeUntitled (Lens Painting), 2008

Sigmar Polke
Untitled (Lens Painting), 2008

Annie MorrisStack 5, Buff Titanium Pink, 2014plaster, sand, polystyrene, raw pigment, steel and concrete base39 in

Annie Morris
Stack 5, Buff Titanium Pink, 2014
plaster, sand, polystyrene, raw pigment, steel and concrete base
39 in