Olafur Eliasson is the guest on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. Download the program to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunes or RSS. See images of artworks discussed on the program.
Olafur Eliasson, Your Double-Lighthouse Projection, 2002
From the Tate Gallery:
Your Double-Lighthouse Projection consists of two large, free-standing, circular chambers made of out stainless steel and wooden panels. Installed in close proximity to each other in a gallery, the chambers are of slightly different sizes – one is taller and wider than the other – but each one has a thin gap in its otherwise 360 degree wall that serves as an entrance into its interior. From the outside, the chambers appear plain, their flat-pack fabrication alluded to by the vertical panelling. On the inside, however, the walls of both chambers are lined top to bottom and all the way around with a seamless reflective projection panel behind which is a matrix of coloured lights controlled by a computerised light board. As the chambers do not have ceilings, the coloured light projected from the walls escapes out into the darkened gallery.