Friday, June 6, 2008

stunning luminosity

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.

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idesign429 said...

This is amazing. It also expresses how we talked about light and its impact on a space. The lighted object here transforms and creates space in a way that almost breath taking. I had no idea using that type of light would void certain color.

Erin Wolff said...

this is stunning....I like how, in each of his projects, the designer takes one particular element and expands on it throughout the entire exhibit.