Robbie Thomson’s Spectacular XFRMR (Transformer)

The Glasgow-based artist on performing live with an electrifying Tesla Coil

Imagine the spectacle of a summer thunderstorm—with its smell of ozone, flashes of lightning and the charge of electricity in the air. What if you could somehow control the power of the lightning and harness it to create an artificial performance that evokes that same awe? Glasgow-based artist Robbie Thomson’s work “XFRMR (Transformer)” does just that. For the sonic performance, Thomson works with a Tesla …

Recap: Satellite’s Artist-Run Space at Miami Art Week 2015

Nearly 40 groups and galleries took over the derelict oceanfront hotel and tossed inhibition out the windows

If you’re measuring in internet time, Miami Art Week 2015 is long over, but there was one show we can’t get out of our minds—the inaugural Satellite Art Show. A brainchild of Brian Whiteley (founder of the now-defunct SELECT Art Fair), the brand new fair situated itself far from the on-edge crowds in South Beach. Closer to its partners Miami Project and Art on Paper, …

The Silent Shout

Miniature sound installations concealed in mailed packages invade and travel through the public space

With thought-provoking art projects like “Geometric Porn” (an exercise in which simple shapes can imply something much more powerful—and, in this case, erotic) and “Enlighten the Unpredictable” (a hypothetical trail of a particle in random Brownian motion sculpted into a fragile neon light installation), multidisciplinary London and Berlin-based artist Luciano Foglia never fails to turn abstract, highbrow concepts into something relatable, applicable and very human. …