man i'd love a short detailed explanation of what i'm looking at here, it's awesome but i understand this is maybe a piece of art someone else did? or...hell...i'm stumped, i honestly don't understand what this is...
AllTheWorldsSquirrelFeatured By OwnerAug 27, 2004 Interface Designer
Basically a guy from Iceland placed a sun like sphere in an art gallery in London. Thousands flocked everday to see it. This is a photograph the fake *he* built. The installation its self is not the art - but the effect the installation has on the immediate people around it is the art.
In a nut shell. A fake sun in a big old building in london.
AllTheWorldsSquirrelFeatured By OwnerAug 29, 2004 Interface Designer
Experiencing the work
This project is linked to Eliasson’s fascination with the way museums mediate the reception of art. In a museum, visitors are offered an array of information before they even see a work of art – from the marketing poster and press reviews to the interpretation text panel on the walls of the gallery. Eliasson recognises that this information influences the experience and understanding of the work. In this project he decided to direct these less overt aspects of making an exhibition, so that the experience of the work would be left as unscathed as possible for the viewer. He conducted a survey of staff at the museum, posing a series of questions ranging from the everyday to the abstract (‘How often do you discuss the weather?’, ‘Do you think the idea of the weather in our society is based on nature or culture?’). The statistical data gathered from this study was then used in the promotional campaign for the exhibition. Instead of photographs of the work, simple statements about the weather can be seen on advertisements in magazines, taxis or on the internet. Eliasson carefully chose information which would not prejudice or influence the visitor’s expectation of the work of art: ‘I think there is often a discrepancy between the experience of seeing and the knowledge or expectation of what we are seeing’.
The way in which Eliasson’s works harness the precarious and fleeting aspects of the natural world might initially evoke the spiritual and emotional attachment to nature found in the Romantic tradition. Yet the transcendent experience at the core of this tradition is disrupted in Eliasson’s work by exposing the structure and apparatus delivering the installation: ‘The benefit in disclosing the means with which I am working is that it enables the viewer to understand the experience itself as a construction and so, to a higher extent, allow them to question and evaluate the impact this experience has on them.’ For this reason, as well as Eliasson’s subversive engagement with the construct of the museum, in The Weather Project there is the opportunity to walk behind ‘sun’ to see the sub-structure and electrical wiring, as well as the machines distributing the fine mist.
Eliasson’s impressive installation draws attention to the fundamental act of perceiving the world around us. But, like the weather, our perceptions are in a continual state of flux. The dynamic variations in the composition of the ephemeral elements of The Weather Project parallel the unpredictability of the weather outside, which despite the efforts and sabotage of humankind still remains beyond our control.
Okay....now..i'm not really sure what to make of this pic, because I was 10 seconds away from reporting you as a rip (but don't take that as an offense). The funny thing is this picture...HAS been done before, same coloring, same PLACE, but yours and this : [link] : are taken at different angles, with obviously different crowds of people.
Unless you are the same person under 2 different accounts having fun with stock footage, I have to say this is kinda funny. Anywho, it's still a really nice shot..though I'm kinda confused at the moment cause at first I was out on war path to get you banned (good thing I checked both photos before making an ass of myself), this one didn't hit me a strongly due to the fact that it has been done before.
Oh no I believe you're legit, it just caught me off guard. This was the first time I saw two pics of the exact same thing and wasn't a rip. I might have to see this place someday, but it being in London may be a problem.