There’s nothing like a 12ft LEGO vampire to get you in the mood for Halloween. (Via My Modern Met.)
art & photography
I’ve always been a fan of Hopper when I’m at my most creative. There’s plenty I love about his artwork – notably his use of light – but I’m also moved by his scenes that invite exploration or that highlight some sort of emptiness. It’s what’s not painted, every bit as much as what is.
“Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately. The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation. The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.”