Olafur Eliasson - Your blind passenger
Olafur Eliasson's art is bringing the beauty of science to your instagramfeed.
His works surround a certain perspective on climate change, energy, migration and architecture. By making the artworks looking actually amazingly pretty, the result of his investigation of how we think about and respond to our environment is: mainly through the lense of a smartphone camera.
'Your blind passenger' is meant to make the visitor use senses others then sight to find orientation, but as there are so many people in the exhibition, you can always see their shadow in front of you, which makes it impossible to lose orientation. Still a beautiful experience, but nothing more, nothing less.
Because of that frustration I felt about that, I went to Tate again, very shortly before closing time and as it wasn't that crowded anymore, it actually was a confusing experience. I lost orientation, just how the work was intended. The only point to orientate was the squeeking noise of the door at the other side of the walk.
Although I really appreciate the museums being famous and inviting to so many people, it also destroys part of the experience of the interacton between artwork and visitor, as that intimate moment of getting an impression of what is seen doesn't come up. That might actually be the most precious moment for me in watching art: a moment of intimacy to not only see but - sorry for being pathetic - feel the piece of art.
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