Olafur Eliasson: Your Lighthouse
by Holger Broeker , Jonathan Crary, Richard Dawkins, Annelie Lutgens
ISBN 3775714413 (3-7757-1441-3)
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Olafur Eliasson's installation The Weather Project cast a veritable spell over visitors to the Tate Museum of Modern Art in London as they gazed in wonder into a glowing artificial sun shrouded in mist in an exhibition setting transformed by the work into a neo-romantic landscape. In his installations, the Danish-Icelandic artist focuses on the factors that influence human perception in the age of technology--an approach that is more timely today than ever before. In an era in which our relationship to the world around us is shaped by the mediatization of human perception and our awareness of fundamental environmental loss, the juxtaposition of the natural and the artificial in Eliasson's art compels us to reassess our notions about the authentic experience of nature. Works concerned with the phenomenon of light play an important role within his oeuvre, and they are the subject of this publication. Featuring an index of the 138 light and mirror installations completed between 1991 and 2004, this splendidly illustrated volume describes all of the essential aspects of this complex work.
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