3.08.2006

It is time for the Weather Project to be revealed:




This is an installation piece that was displayed in 2003 at the Tate Modern in London.

Putting together a collection of mirrors, lights, and humidifiers inducing haze in the atmosphere, Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson managed to create an atmosphere of the sun, generating a seminal experience for all that viewed his project.

Only by sitting under the emphatic light of the bright sun myself do I realize that one can only comprehend how much depth this piece holds in the context of art that is experiential, where art is not only viewed and appreciated, but also experienced physically and intellectually.


Art is surely in progression, as it continues to astonish its viewers.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's this german word or technique, rather, verfremdungseffect, that I think i just now grasp from seeing those pictures and recalling my own experience of the sun in a turbine hall. is there not something frightening about that exhibit? Anyway, thanks for helping me contextualize this concept, ol' gal.
See you in two days.

March 08, 2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger Spiro said...

aaaaaaah... i'm so glad you posted this. I wanted to live in that moment forever...

March 09, 2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger Spiro said...

and where are your own pictures?

March 10, 2006 1:54 AM  
Anonymous jordan said...

i never wanted to leave the tate...before going down i remember reading in the guardian(whilst in capernwray "library" at coffee break) that people were saying it was like going to church...i thought they were idiots until i was actually there...no words...

March 13, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger Spiro said...

i tried to explain the weather project today. i don't think it's as easy as one might think to explain. pictures help.

April 03, 2006 1:07 AM  

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