Thursday, June 19, 2008

360 DEGREES ROOM FOR ALL COLORS: Olafur Eliasson at the Museum of Modern Art

This is part of Danish-Icelandic artist OLAFUR ELIASSON's exhibition called TAKE YOUR TIME at the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA). Entitled "360 Degrees Room For All Colours," this installation consists of stainless steel, projection foil, fluorescent lights, wood and control unit. "Since the nineteenth century, painted panoramas have given veiwers a sense of what it feels like to stand in faraway landscapes or participate in historic events. Rather than illustrating a particular scene, Eliasson's installation immerses you in the color spectrum itself."
I captured these images of an unsuspecting man and woman totally immersed in the changing colors of the room. When they got tired of standing still, they turned around and saw me taking their photos. I showed them the pictures on my LCD screen. They then asked me to email their photos to them.
The exhibit runs through the end of June. MOMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street in Manhattan.

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