'My Beautiful City' Puts Viewers in the Center of a Storm

 - Jul 7, 2013
References: mybeautifulcity & lostateminor
United Visual Artists, in collaboration with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, has created a shockingly realistic electrical storm simulator called 'My Beautiful City.' Built using 20mm steel poles with a 350 square meter frame, My Beautiful City truly feels like a giant, urban maze.

Curious viewers can walk through the art installation, climbing over and under the steel poles to get to the city's center. Once there, the steel poles begin to flash light and the frame shakes, simulating an electrical storm. This is quite frightening for viewers, but since the frame does not actually shock them, as would be the case in the midst of a real electrical storm, art lovers are perfectly safe within the confines of My Beautiful City.

With this art installation, Fujimoto has proven once again that nature can inspire some of the most incredible pieces of art in the post-modernist era. If not for nature's ability to create (literally) shocking storms, this stunning artwork couldn't have ever been dreamed up.