exhibition

Olafur Eliasson and David Adjaye at Lopud Island


time: 15.06.2013.
place: Lopud Island, Croatia
organiser: tba21
Foundation Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary announces the re-opening of the Art Pavilion in Lopud 'Your black horizon'. The Art Pavilion is a joint project by the artist Olafur Eliasson and architect David Adjaye, and it opens its doors to visitors on Saturday, 15th June in 19 hrs.

Foundation Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary announces the re-opening of the Art Pavilion in Lopud 'Your black horizon'. Pavilion is a joint project of the artist Olafur Eliasson and architect David Adjaye, and opens its doors to visitors on Saturday, 15th June in 19 hours.

Following the idea of sharing a wider appreciation of art and architecture in unconventional locations, the pavilion establishes a daring interdisciplinary collaboration. The visitors are welcomed to the pavilion through a louvered outdoor corridor, which also serves as an observation platform of the landscape. The ramped passage performs an orchestrated move, which slows the journey and focuses the attention. Once inside the windowless pavilion, a thin horizontal line of light directed through a narrow gap at eye level, encircles and invades the black space, uninterrupted by any visual obstruction. Olafur Eliasson describes the spatial and visual experience of accessing the pavilion and being drawn into the light installation as follows: “Both pavilion and horizon work with sequentiality and light: The visitor moves from the entrance of the pavilion, to seeing natural daylight filtered through its louvers, to the passageway leading into the interior (…), which brings one into the black space with your black horizon.” David Adjaye added: “This project affords a unique opportunity in which the artist and architect share the same studio (albeit metaphorically) to engage, to respond to one another, and to respond to the site specified for the pavilion.”

Calibrated to the specific light conditions on Lopud, the light changes color through a cyclic spectrum of a single day, from sunrise to sunset, imprinting a horizon line onto the back of viewers’ retinas and activating their memory of the natural horizon. Upon exiting the pavilion, visitors can draw their own “black horizon” line, which is embedded on their retinas for a few more seconds, onto the horizon that stretches between the neighboring islands of Sipan and Mljet, thus for a few moments becoming an integral part of the work itself.

Your black horizon is indicative of Eliasson’s interest in the phenomenon of light, color, perception, movement, and space. “If the public gets involved in a stimulating situation,” he says “the situation ‘commits itself’ in return. There’s a reversal of subject and object here: the viewer becomes the object and the context becomes the subject. I always try to turn the viewer into what’s on show, make him mobile and dynamic.”

 

(D.H., 12.06.2013)


 



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