<p>Rainbow Vomit, Melter 2, and The Most Powerful Weapon in the World</p>
In case you couldn’t make it to our NY launch event last Saturday, this is part 2 of our virtual walk through of the colorful, cutting-edge installations that we featured from artists around the world. Make sure to also check out part 1, and the virtual tours for Radical Friend’s The Digital Flesh, LEGS’ Shred Master Pro, UVA’s Hereafter and Triptych, and Muti Randolph’s Deep Screen. If you see something you like, check back in with us for the next few weeks. We’ve got live interviews with all the artists coming soon.
This album begins with upcoming creators MOS’s Rainbow Vomit, a digital, interactive, computational heap of building blocks in a constant state of near collapse. It was created with the help of custom-built software that computes real-time physics calculations for structural equilibrium. In other words, the giant, glittering foam blocks you see so artfully lighted in the image above are arranged to be as close as possible to falling down without that actually happening.
The second installation pictured is Takeshi Murata’s Melter 2. Follow this link and this link to see the videos that the large liquid vinyl paintings are taken from, and this to watch the artist’s profile video.
Hojun Song’s The Strongest Weapon in the World is the metal weapon-like sculpture pictured in the third set of images. The idea behind The Strongest Weapon in the World was to create a communicatory piece of art that not even a nuclear weapon could destroy. It has an ultra-sonic sensor and a radiation sensor, and it will react in the presence of loud sounds or uranium. By creating a machine that will continue to share information even after nuclear attack, Song is sending a message about the futility of WMDs.