Artist Creates Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts & Hair To Bring Awareness To Biological Surveillance

shockwebpic_streetdnaArtist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created 3D portraits of complete strangers by harvesting DNA found on the street, like that in the form of saliva residue on gum or cigarette butts, fingernail fragments and hair. She calls this series ‘Stranger Visions’ and it is meant to bring attention to DNA surveillance databases and genetic surveillance issues – a subject that will be increasingly on our minds in the very near future.

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Statues In Motion: Li Hongbo

shockleewebpic_lihongbostatuesinmotionThe Kid Guy Collective in collaboration with the Klein Sun Gallery bring us this very cool video of Chinese contemporary artist Li Hongo’s mind-bending paper sculptures.

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Pedro Reyes Is Turning Weapons Into Instruments

shockleewebpic_weaponsintoinstrumentsMexican artist Pedro Reyes is turning weapons into instruments.

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Maya, The Pixelated Girl

Shockleewebpic_mayapixelatedgirlIn South West England in the city of Bristol, there is a little girl at the Temple Meads train station standing on the platform. At first glance, you might wonder if she is alone or lost but as you move closer in her direction, you might think your vision is going as she appears to look distorted…and pixelated.

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Loci: 3D Printed Sculptures Of Your Flights

shockleewebpic_loci3dflightsEach loci is a unique 3D printed sculpture bespoke to someone’s flights spurring recollection, reflection and conversation about their travels designed by Andrew Spitz.

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Microtonal Wall: Tristan Perich

Take a look at this sound art installation by Tristan Perich consisting of 1,500 speakers each playing a single microtonal frequency, collectively spanning 4 octaves.

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Semiconductor: 20 Hz

Brighton-based artist duo Semiconductor, have put together this hypnotic piece of work called 20 Hz which shows the relationship between radio waves and sound. It was co-commissioned by Arts Santa Monica and Lighthouse for the exhibition Invisible Fields which is showing at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona, Spain through March 4, 2012.

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A Sculpture-Like MegaPhone For Your iPhone

This Analog MegaPhone for iPhone by Italian product design firm en & is Design is a pretty cool minimal sculpture-like piece of art that functions as a megaphone/gramaphone for today’s iPhone era.

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