Hundreds Of Cardboard Boxes Gatecrash An Arts Center For An Experimental Video Installation
The lowly cardboard box isn’t usually accustomed to being used as artistic material, at least not for most people who are out of kindergarten. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be used for creating engrossing and spectacular art—it just takes a bit of ingenuity.
For instance, take Zimoun’s kinetic sculptures, which breath mechanical life into these throwaway structures, or this installation from French artist Stéphane Malka called BoomBox featured at the Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona.
Hundreds of cardboard boxes augment the outside and inside of the building for a kind of “democratic architecture” using a material that’s available to anyone—once stacked up they create an explosion of modular skin that can then be projected onto. Projected videos then turn these “growths” into ethereal surfaces gleaming with colors and light.