Surreal Book and Lamp Installations by Rune Guneriussen Illuminate Norway’s Forests
Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen moves elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment. “It is not as much photography as it is about sculpture and installation,” says Guneriussen in an artist statement. “…This process involves the object, story, space and most important the time it is made within. It is an approach to the balance between nature and human culture, and all the sublevels of our own existence.”
Richard Woods installs cartoon bungalows around Folkestone as a comment on the housing crisis
Artist Richard Woods has built six tiny holiday houses in a British seaside town, to encourage people to think more carefully about the social implications of multiple-home ownership. The installation, which forms part of the Folkestone Triennial, consists of a series of colourful bungalows installed in unusual locations, including on the beach and on a floating platform in the harbour.
Japanese studio Hidemi Nishida has recently developed an environmental installation called ‘Fragile Chairs’, a series of wooden chairs placed on Lake Poroto in Hokkaido, northern Japan. the piece is an extension of the studio’s Fragile series, known for engaging aesthetics of space and perceptions of environment, focusing on a primordial experience and making sense the studio’s choice of location. The are of Hokkaido which serves partly as a museum for tourists is occupied by the indigenous people ‘Ainu’ who consider the lake as a sanctuary.