Art Installation Uses 30 Tons of Colorful Sand

Rebecca OConnell
Adam Kalinowski
Adam Kalinowski / Adam Kalinowski

The Dream City

by Adam Kalinowski is a new interactive art installation in Doha, Qatar. Using colorful boxes of plywood filled with 30 tons of sand in matching shades, the Polish artist created a whimsical venue in which participants can play and experiment. Although the grains are initially arranged neatly in boxes, people are encouraged to move and mix them. The installation will morph and change as visitors play, and it will never be able to return to its original form.

This is not Kalinowski's first time working with colored sand. The Practice of Freedom and The Practice of Freedom II also offered participants colorful worlds to walk through barefoot. As time went on, the sands swirled into disorderly rainbows.

'ThePractice of Freedom II' by Adam Kalinowski

[h/t: Contemporist]