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Unilever: Olafur Eliasson by AllTheWorldsSquirrel Unilever: Olafur Eliasson by AllTheWorldsSquirrel
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Unilever: Olafur Eliassonby AllTheWorldsSquirrel

Photography / Architecture / Interior©2004-2015 AllTheWorldsSquirrel
Tate Modern | The Unilever Series: Olafur Eliasson.

London, multicultral capital of the world. hehe asif!
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Unilever: Olafur Eliasson by *AllTheWorldsSquirrel
We are striding towards a golden future. ( Suggested by superkev and Featured by hesitation )
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ENGLISHFELLOW Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
I wanted to see that exhibition but didnt get around to it :( Superb piece of work my friend :)
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2005   Interface Designer
Ah, it is easy to take a photo of that exhibition and for it too turn out good. I was just point clicking.

Merci!
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alptek Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
like; comes from future,, thank you..
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Interface Designer
thank you :(
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uvadtmfub Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great picture. Exactly the style I like in terms of setting and scenery.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks for the favourite and the kind words :)
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spork666 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
I went to that... Everyone was just lying on the floor - and there was some tiny kid that was running round screaming o_O
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004   Interface Designer
Yeah it some effect on everyone who visited the installation, its pretty good.
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elginx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
:clap:
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mrdingo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
fantastic man! If I had taken a picture like that I would die happy:)
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks man :)
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bixpig Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
this is both beautiful...and really frightening to me.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004   Interface Designer
Thankyou for the comments and thankyou again for adding it to your favourites. :)
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malicent Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004
Ahh this is brilliant! The lighting just makes it seem like a futuristic city. So romantic, you deserved the daily feat. !!
Love it!
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you very much although it is just a photograph of some modern art ;)
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djdouglas Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004
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...

:?
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004   Interface Designer
'photograph the fake *he* built'

Eerrr.... that should real 'the fake sun' :)
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 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.
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malicent Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004
Huh? I'm lost....confused. Please tell me more about how you did this piece and about the fake sun or somethin!
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 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.




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scorpi-on Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004   Interface Designer
no words... i'm impressed. Amazing!
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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unclejuice Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
What a Fab shot. Great atmosphere and tonal colours. Love it + Fav on this one
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you very much :D
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rosamorte Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2004   Photographer
That was a very good installment
its a pity that people dont realise where and what it was
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2004   Interface Designer
Yes it was, I think most people who did not know where it was / what it was were probably outside of Europe.
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Nissun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2004
Is nice. Reminds me the "secon renaissence", of Animatrix. I love ci-fi, specially in art.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2004   Interface Designer
Cheers :)

Animatrix, not a big fan of that myself! Nice animation though.
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suprakarma Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
Man, that's freakishly apocalyptic. The lighting gives the photo a really weird atmosphere. I like it.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004   Interface Designer
Merci :D
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typeronin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004   Photographer
Just great colors there...beautiful.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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TheSmokingMan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004
Fantastic shot. It almost makes the world look alien.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks, and thanks for the favourite :)
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wip-ffff Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004
WOW! :eyepopping: that picture is amazing! nice job :)
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004   Interface Designer
Thank you ver much :)
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attic Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004
Impressive. It's like a CG in a movie.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks, and thank you again for the favourite ;)
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attic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
np :)
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kaprkorn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
awesome scene
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004   Interface Designer
Merci :)
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7oX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
cool :)

I was there, 2 years ago :>
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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geddononion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
Mmmm, love it. Great colour :D
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004   Interface Designer
Thanks :)

Great avatar!
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geddononion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
Heh, thanks mate :)
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steakslim Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
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.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004   Interface Designer
I can email you the original pic if you like, and you can look at the camera info & and date / time?.

I assume you've not been to the Tate whent his was on? There's only so many shots you can take - and if you look about there's thousands like mine, and mine like them!
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steakslim Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
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.
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AllTheWorldsSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004   Interface Designer
The installation is no longer there I'm afraid. I'm not sure what's in the great turbing hall now, but if you're ever in London you must check out:

Tate Modern
V&A
ICA
Saatchi Gallery

They're great ;)
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