(Photo provided by Global Inheritance)
The artistic recycling bins that made their home at Coachella could be coming to a school near you.
Global Inheritance — the Los Angeles-based company behind the bins — posted on its website:
“After two spectacular weekends of Coachella and saving bottles/cans from the clutches of trash cans, the redesigned recycling bins are ready for their next tour stop – your school.”
Selected schools in Southern California will receive three to 10 redesigned recycling bins.
Check out the website for eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Whether you loved or hated the art at Coachella 2013 — the giant snail, mechanical praying mantis, ever-changing shade structure and high-flying balloons — I think we can all agree that nothing quite approached the weirdness of giant, inflatable dog poo.
That’s one of the blow-up artworks staking out the future home of Hong Kong’s museum for visual culture: Continue Reading
Helix Poeticus, the giant snail at Coachella. (Tatiana Sanchez, The Desert Sun)
Its official name is Helix Poeticus,
but most people know it as the giant snail roaming the Coachella
grounds this year.
The snail, an art project from Los Angeles-based Poetic Kinetics, has become a fixture of tweets and Instagram pics from this year’s fest, and those in the know call it by its Twitter handle, @CoachellaSnail.
Here are a few fun facts about Helix: Continue Reading
While tens of thousands people crowded in to see the Coachella headliner, dozens of people danced upstairs in party dresses or swam in swim caps.
Except none of them were real.
There are a number of cool art installations at Coachella every year.
Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy everything in the midst of running from stage to stage to see your favorite bands especially since the art really comes alive when the sun goes down and the best acts perform.
But they’re definitely worth the time. Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite installations:
Nighttime at Coachella brings about a whole new side to the festival’s installation art. I just love to see how vibrant the artwork becomes once the sun goes down. Here are a few quick frames from tonight.
The “Gateway” uses 3D projection mapping to display images and also lights up in bright hues.
Here is another look at the “Gateway” artwork:
… and here is one full shot so you can see it top to bottom: