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40 Surreally Suspended Installations

These Flying Object Art Installations Seem to Defy Gravity

— June 3, 2013 — Art & Design
These illusory flying object installations create a surreal effect that seems to defy gravity and make time seem as if it is standing still.

By suspending multiples of the same object, ordinary items become part of a new sculpture that shape the mood of the space. Whether the strings that hold the objects up are visible or not, the effect is arresting. Damian Oretga uses this concept to create the illusion that a car is are exploding, with all of its parts are suspended throughout the interior and caught as if it is being viewed in freeze-frame.

These still moments create contemplative spaces that are a stark contrast to fast-paced and busy lifestyles, serving as a reminder to pause every once in a while.
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Suspended Tree Libraries
Suspended Tree Libraries
The Livre Exchange by House Works Promotes Free Access to Reading
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Suspended Canine Exhibits
Suspended Canine Exhibits
The Space Pups Ulster Museum Installation Features Hanging Dogs
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37
Painting-Inspired Pashminas
Painting-Inspired Pashminas
Couleurs de L’ombre by Hiroshi Sugimoto Marries Art and Fashion
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36
Magical Insectile Illuminators
Magical Insectile Illuminators
Fireflies in My Room are the Glowing Ceiling Stickers of Gen Z
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35
Suspended Sustainable Stalactites
Suspended Sustainable Stalactites
This Funky Ceiling by Tribe Studio is Flashy and Educational
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34
Chain-Clad Retail Concepts
Chain-Clad Retail Concepts
Meet Brand Enthusiasts at The Puma Social Club
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33
Word Receipt Installations
Word Receipt Installations
Heard Words by Between Art and Technology is Like a Childhood Game
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32
Suspended Chair Exhibits
Suspended Chair Exhibits
The Marc Andre Robinson Installation Features Hanging Furniture
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Surreal Land Cloud Sculptures
Surreal Land Cloud Sculptures
'Superabundant Atmosphere' Brings the Sky to the Ground
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30
Gravity Defying Dynamic Art
Gravity Defying Dynamic Art
BMW Kinetic Installation
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Surreal Suspension Storefronts
Surreal Suspension Storefronts
The Fred Perry Windows by Studio XAG Toy with Detachable Collars
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28
Suspended Raindrop Installations
Suspended Raindrop Installations
Kinetic Rain by ART+COM is Located in Singapore's Airport
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Towering Bike Installations
Towering Bike Installations
Stacked by Ai Weiwei Will Resonate with Both Cyclists and Non-cyclists
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Suspended Glass Drop Installations
Suspended Glass Drop Installations
Rain by Stacee Kalmanovsky Breathtakingly Celebrates Nature
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Curiously Dismantled Installations
Curiously Dismantled Installations
Artist Damian Oretga Comments on Commodity Consumption
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Suspended Reflective Platforms
Suspended Reflective Platforms
Horizon Field Hamburg by Antony Gormley Turns People into Art
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Dreamy Train Station Sculptures
Dreamy Train Station Sculptures
Cloud I Meteoros Brings a Bit of Whimsy to St Pancras in London
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22
Suspended Instrument Installations
Suspended Instrument Installations
Ken Unsworth Creates Surreal Scenarios with His Piano Art
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21
Soaring Sphere Installations
Soaring Sphere Installations
Long Wave by David Rokeby Represents Invisible Radio Frequencies
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Suspended Clutter Photography
Suspended Clutter Photography
Cerise Doucede Makes Being Surrounded by Clutter Look Beautiful
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Floating Arsenal Art Installations
Floating Arsenal Art Installations
Damage by Michael Murphy is Made with 1200 Ping Pong Balls
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Sustainable Holographic Sculptures
Sustainable Holographic Sculptures
The Kustaa Saksi Paper Installation Plays With Perception
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Crystal Ring Lighting
Crystal Ring Lighting
This Chandelier by Water Pressure has a Series of Connections
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Shimmery Organic Chandeliers
Shimmery Organic Chandeliers
The Rain Light Installation by Thierry Gaugain Resembles Rain Drops
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Flower Ceiling Installations
Flower Ceiling Installations
The 2000 Suspended Dandelions Project Features Amazing Artistry
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Suspended Rainbow Thread Installations (UPDATE)
Suspended Rainbow Thread Installations (UPDATE)
The Plexus Series by Gabriel Dawe is Chromatic
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13
Contemporary Rock Installations
Contemporary Rock Installations
Jaehyo Lee Creates Amazing Suspended 3D Art
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Suspended Stalactite Ceilings
Suspended Stalactite Ceilings
Water Cathedral by GUN Arquitectos is a Beautiful Public Space
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Solar System Suspended Lighting
Solar System Suspended Lighting
Metal Spot Designs a Heavenly Low-Voltage Lighting Series
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Interactive Aromatic Art
Interactive Aromatic Art
Spicy Lycra Socks Hang 'While Nothing Happens' in Italy
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9
Dynamic Hourglass Lighting
Dynamic Hourglass Lighting
The Aidia Studio Milkywave is an Illuminating Recycled Art Display
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8
Threaded Ceiling Art
Threaded Ceiling Art
The Monsoon Club Ceiling by Serie Architects is Distinctive
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Floating Rock Sculptures
Floating Rock Sculptures
The Woods Davy Rock Exhibits Display Rocks in Suspended in Mid-air
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Razor Sharp Art Installations
Razor Sharp Art Installations
The Mending Project by Beili Liu Features 1,500 Suspended Scissors
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Suspended Coffee Cup Installations
Suspended Coffee Cup Installations
The Installation Over Origo's Bar Makes it a Cool Coffee Shop
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Suspended Newspaper Sculptures
Suspended Newspaper Sculptures
Recycled Shadow was Created in Response to Paper Waste
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3
Luminary Weather Artwork
Luminary Weather Artwork
The Caitlan r.c. Brown CLOUD Installation is a Public Night Light
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Strung-Up Libraries
Strung-Up Libraries
The Bloom Bookcase Arranges Reading Materials Along Red Threads
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Whirling Paper Exhibits
Whirling Paper Exhibits
Mia Pearlman Creates an Intricate Paper Art Installation
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