Wednesday, December 14, 2011

*Your Rainbow Panorama

Olafur eliasson's highly anticipated new installation 'your rainbow panorama' is now complete.
The permanent elevated structure provides a 360º view of the city of århus, denmark. Suspended between the city and the sky, the viewing platform insists on the sensory engagement of those who enter it. Measuring 150 meters around, the transparent glass unit is designed to act as a visual compass for the city, its colors marking the physical location of each visitor. The curved interior wall becomes a wide band of illumination with uncertain limits and distances. This flow of non repeatable sensations challenges the interaction between corporeal features and conscious awareness. As Eliasson claims, he enables the procedure of sense-perception 'the possibility to evaluate not just what we see but also how we see it.'

"When surroundings are thought of as stable, we tend to lose a feeling of responsibility for the environments in which we move. Space becomes a background for interaction rather than a co-producer of interaction. But what takes place is, in fact, a double movement: The user’s interaction with other people co-produces space which in turn is a co-producer of interaction. By focusing on our agency in this critical exchange, it is possible to bring our spatial responsibility to the fore." Eliasson, Olafur. “Models are Real.” In Models: 306090 Books, Volume 11

O Ισλανδος καλλιτέχνης Olafur Eliasson δημιούργησε έναν διάδρομο-ουράνιο τόξο πάνω στο δώμα του μουσείου Τέχνης ARoS στην πόλη Aarhus της Δανίας. Ο τίτλος της εγκατάστασης είναι Your rainbow panorama και η πρόθεση του δημιουργού ήταν να δώσει την ευκαιρία στον επισκέπτη που διασχίζει τον ημι-αιωρούμενο πολύχρωμο δακτύλιο, να έχει μία πανοραμική άποψη της πόλης μέσα από ένα χρωματικό φίλτρο.

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