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Imitation Seaside Installations

Zimoun Turns Packing Peanuts Into Crashing Waves

— October 28, 2014 — Art & Design
Rather than have packing peanuts play a supporting role, this art installation by Swiss artist Zimoun puts the packaging material front and center. The work of art, titled '36 Ventilators, 4.7m3 Packing Chips,' explains most of how the exhibit works—it's a kinetic art piece that involves constantly blowing packing peanuts around with the aid of a few good gusts of air.

As a result, the packing peanuts appear to be like a giant white wave crashing against the windows. This is heightened by sound, which makes it seem as though water is really running throughout the space. If you were to stand far back enough from the windows and squint, you might really be duped into thinking it was water.
Trend Themes
1. Kinetic Art Installations - Exploring the use of movement and kinetic elements in art installations to create immersive experiences.
2. Repurposing Packaging Materials - Utilizing unconventional materials, such as packing peanuts, to create innovative art installations or functional designs.
3. Illusionary Art Experiences - Creating art installations that use visual and auditory cues to deceive the viewer's perception and create illusions.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Opportunity for artists and designers to experiment with unconventional materials and interactive elements in their work.
2. Packaging - Potential for packaging companies to explore creative ways to repurpose packaging materials for art installations or functional design.
3. Event and Exhibition - Incorporating illusionary art experiences into events and exhibitions to engage and captivate visitors.
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