Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From forest art in Japan to flight suits for space tourists, a brainless blob and more

This Brainless Blob Can Solve Puzzles, Sleep and More Officially on display at the Paris Zoo from 19 October, this unicellular organism will be the first-ever “brainless blob” to be showcased in a zoo. Despite not having a brain, the mass can complete a bevy of tasks from improvising music to maneuvering through a maze, remembering which food it likes best, and crossing a bridge …

Toshihiko Shibuya’s Tiny Art Resembles Blossoming Life

Displayed at a random location within the woods of Tomakomai in Japan, Toshihiko Shibuya’s most recent installation mirrors the emergence of biological life using 1,500 individual, pastel-colored pushpins meant to look like spores. These woods in particular serve as a surreal setting for the work as the trees here cannot root deep enough to sustain growing to great heights. Thus, they fall once they’ve grown …

Frieze London: Jonah Freeman + Justin Lowe’s COLONY SOUND Exhibition

Diving into a fictional saga throughout an 11-room experience

Stepping inside of Marlborough Gallery during Frieze London is a jarring otherworldly adventure. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have created an 11-room immersive installation (on now through 19 October) that takes up both floors of the gallery. The invite promised a multi-sensory experience of COLONY SOUND, with Ghetto Gastro responsible for “finesse.” A soundtrack created for the installation playing in the rooms has been composed …