Practice: Installation - Currently no debate


Generally, the term installation is applied to arrangements of materials and/or media in interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called land art; however the boundaries between these terms overlap. Installation artworks have been constructed in exhibition spaces such as museums and galleries, as well as public and private spaces. The genre incorporates a very broad range of everyday and natural materials, which are often chosen for their evocative qualities, as well as media such as video, sound, performance, interactive media, virtual reality and the internet. Many installations are site-specific in that they are designed to only exist in the space for which they were created.

Related Practice(s):
Interaction design - visual arts - video art - sound art

Related Terms:

created for a particular location, and typically taking into account such things as the nature, attributes, purpose and use of that location