Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Olafur Eliasson

The New York Times has some photos of Olafur Eliasson's work, in particular this one of his 2003 installation at the Tate Modern, which was awesome. The best thing about it was the mirrored ceiling, which meant that people could become part of the artwork by lying on the floor in strange formations, waving their arms and making star shapes with their friends. It was like some bizarre ritual, and very meditative. The best bit was that people didn't seem to mind doing all this in front of complete strangers, which just goes to show that the English are perhaps not as reserved as has been claimed.

You can see people making funny shapes in the photo on the right.

{feuilleton} has details of Eliasson's latest work, New York City Waterfalls (worth a look).

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