Friday, June 6, 2008
As we developed "juicy" adjectives on Wednesday to describe light, I was reminded of an incredible exhibit I experienced a few years ago at the Tate Modern. The Weather Project, by Olafur Eliasson, sucked museum visitors "into the light" immediately upon entering the space's vast lobby. As described on Tate Modern's website, the artist used mono-frequency lamps, most often used as street lamps, that "emit light at such a narrow frequency that colors other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape." To use a few adjectives, the resulting experience was intense, psychedelic, bizarre, ethereal and blissful, all at the same time.
Click here to see additional images of Olafur Eliasson's work with light.
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