Anya Gallaccio‘s installation Red on Green may leave elicit a different reaction depending on when you catch the show. Gallaccio plucked the heads of 10,000 roses and arranged them into large neat rectangle. At first the installation may resemble a grand romantic gesture. However, Gallaccio’s interest is piqued by what the installation becomes. In a way Red on Green turns into a type of natural performance as the field of red shifts to brown. She utilizes the loaded symbol of the rose as a starting point for investigating the natural processes of death and decay.
Berlin-based Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa creates a unique audiovisual experience of standing in a waterfall indoors with his installation titled Octfalls. By placing eight suspended panels, each featuring an HD video of water refreshingly cascading down a cliff, and accompanying them with the relaxing sounds of water streaming across rocks, Kurokawa simulates an immersive experience that is “one of a thousand ways to defeat entropy.”